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#1
Hey,

Just swapped out some hardware in my Media Center.

When windows finishes the Loading screen (with the logo in the middle on black background), it restarts the computer.... and repeat.

I remember this happening to computers before, but can't remember the solution.

I changed the motherboard, so is it because of drivers?

I can't boot into SafeMode. Same thing happens after loading drivers.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Danny
 

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what sata chipsets are on the motherboards? what mode are they in, IDE, AHCI, RAID?
 
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I'll have to check.

It's not a very good mobo, don't think i can even overclock with it. Very limited to options.

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if you changed from one sata controller to another (with the exception of intel ICH7-10) you need to reinstall windows. its not a smart move to just migrate an OS to another machine.
 
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Ah, i highly doubt this motherboard is ICH7-10.

Was wanting to reinstall windows anyways.

Thanks man :)
 

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Ah, i highly doubt this motherboard is ICH7-10.

Was wanting to reinstall windows anyways.

Thanks man :)
by 7-10 i mean 7 through 10. ICH7 is like, intel atom/965 chipset (early 775/core 2) through to ICH10 (P45/x58). Intel made them compatible so i've succesfully moved from one system to another.

Trying say, intel to AMD or AMD to nvidia - reinstall windows, you have no hope.
 
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Try running a chkdsk with the windows 7 repairs. Should fix the loop. Unless like Mussels said, AMD to Intel or vice versa.
 
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Well, it was:

AMD to AMD
and
nVidia to nVidia onboard.

I've gone from a GTX260 to HD3850 to 8800GT on this computer and not re-installed Windows. Works fine too :D

Going to re-install windows when i get time.
 
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Well, it was:

AMD to AMD
and
nVidia to nVidia onboard.

I've gone from a GTX260 to HD3850 to 8800GT on this computer and not re-installed Windows. Works fine too :D

Going to re-install windows when i get time.


Yeah pop in the Windows 7 Disc, load up the recovery command prompt and run Chkdsk /f should clear up your mess without a reinstall.
 

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Well, it was:

AMD to AMD
and
nVidia to nVidia onboard.

I've gone from a GTX260 to HD3850 to 8800GT on this computer and not re-installed Windows. Works fine too :D

Going to re-install windows when i get time.
video card isnt the problem, its changing the sata chipset. the system tries to boot with the drivers for the previous system, and it cant and BSOD's.
 
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every time I got this problem with 7 it was drivers
 
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Right, just installed WIn7 7127. Everything works great, onboard VGA handles 720p fine.

Yipee.
 
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Right, better than making a new thread:

If i install Windows7 7127 using my computer, then give the hard-drive to a mate (using a P5K Premium) will Windows still work?

Asus site says it's "Intel ICH9R", so am i right it guessing it will?
 
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Right, better than making a new thread:

If i install Windows7 7127 using my computer, then give the hard-drive to a mate (using a P5K Premium) will Windows still work?

Asus site says it's "Intel ICH9R", so am i right it guessing it will?
it might... but i really suggest against it. windows is NOT designed to be shoved from one PC to another.