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Driver problems after changing motherboard without reinstalling window

Q: Driver problems after changing motherboard without reinstalling window

Hi guys After quot successfully quot booting into windows after changing motherboard whitout reinstalling windows I have some issues that I think mostly is driver related Everything in desktop look the same windows seem very stable and many programs seem to work but I have a hard time installing new drivers and gettiing online Serious problems Installing new drivers often fail Windows automatic quot Installing device drivers software quot routine have runned for - hours now and all drivers have quot failed quot Updating drivers in device manager just hang forever Minor issues When shutting down restart it hang on quot shutting down quot after leaving desktopc for a long time In the end it BSOD each time with this message driver power state failure When booting right before reaching login screen I get black screen where I only can see a mouse pointer and I also loose power connection with mouse and keyboard A workaround atm is to turn of pc disconnect power cable and all Usb plugs and then start again then I reach login screen Failed to initialize Driver without motherboard changing problems reinstalling window after display driver wrapper Driver problems after changing motherboard without reinstalling window guess I need to reinstall graphic drivers I think all this is somehow related to drivers and Im not sure where to start I have a image of the system so I can test things and if it fail I can go back The most important I think is install new motherboard drivers and get online but since I still have many drivers left from my previous motherboard I have no idea what to do or what order to do it Am I missing something to install new drivers Should I run a reg cleaner should I nuke all old drivers should I try to install new drivers on top of old ones or what Would love any help on this so I can get my windows up and running again Cheers Some information Windows bit Old motherboard Asus P P Deluxe New motherboard Gigabyte Z Gaming G What I did before I changed motherboard In device manger Hard disk controller set to generic Uninstalled Nvidia Relatek sound devices USB set to generic Stopped some programs from running on startup Adobe process lasso yadis ditto riva tuner precisionX Drivers I have tried installing I managed to install intel ethernet controller USB and Intel management engine software but I still could not get online and did not notice and changes Driver that failed to install after removing some old drivers Sound blaster Bigfoot network killer Intel storage

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A: Driver problems after changing motherboard without reinstalling window

Do a Repair Install, that should revolve the problems.
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A:Reinstalling after changing motherboard


Yes, your key should still work.

I wouldn't think Windows would need to be reinstalled, but what Vista files are you referring to?
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A:Changing motherboard without reinstalling Wndows 7 Pro

You can try starting Win7 up on the new hardware, but it might not start. The easiest thing to do then is to Make Windows 7 bootable after motherboard swap - Windows 7 Help Forums.
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Hello rorii, welcome to Seven Forums!

Start by having a look at this tutorial at the link below though you may be asking for serious issues with the RAID as Windows 7 and RAID are not exactly the best of friends to start with.

Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer
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A:Reinstalling Driver Problems...

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chances are you havent got the network card drives loaded, go into device manager and see what has a yellow mark next to it.

then use another PC to download the missing drivers onto a USB stick and then copy them to the laptop.

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'The other drive is J:\, and it comes from a fried computer.'

That copy of Windows software is NOT licensed for use in your existing computer thus NO HELP!

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backup, backup, backup, backup, backup, backup first.
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What didn't work when you tried to do a System Restore? Did the System Restore actually start? What exactly happened.
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Quote: Originally Posted by hershmab

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Backup everything first. I can't stress how important that is.

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Repair Install

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A:Upgrading Motherboard Without Reinstalling OS

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Create a system image of your hard drives first. I would assume you'll need a separate image for each hard drive.

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Naveen what is in your Device Manager?? see my pic
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A:Upgrading motherboard and CPU without reinstalling Windows

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A:Any utilities to allow a motherboard change without reinstalling XP

Don't know of any utilities, but you should be able to do a repair install of Windows. This shouldn't affect any installed programs or data, but always a good idea to have it all backed up just in case.

Replace Motherboard on a Windows XP System


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A:Window's 8.1 apps ask for repairing and reinstalling

Hey mate, try the troubleshooter here (read it thoroughly, even though you said you did already): Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter - Fix Apps in Windows 8

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A:Mass Storage Controller Driver for Asus motherboard P4R800-VM motherboard for XP Re-installation

Almost a word for word copy & paste from THIS forum post made in 2014
@muckshifter the bus inspector should be along soon
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Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks folks.

A:Upgrading Motherboard - Want To Avoid Reinstalling Windows 7

Not exactly sure if this still works - Make Windows 7 bootable after motherboard swap

Backup your data just in case.

GPU no problem, but CPU/mobo combo (CPU alone may be ok) normally mean a clean install.
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Specs are
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A:BSOD even after reinstalling windows and replacing motherboard.

Please start by running these free diagnostics to rule out the most common problems:
Also, as you've related memory problems, also run the free Prime95 program on this page: Additional Hardware Diagnostics

SP1 isn't installed, please do the following:

Installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1
1. Visit the PC manufacturer's website and update ALL drivers. DO NOT use Windows Update or the "Update drivers" function of Device Manager.
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3. Visit Windows Update and get all updates (may take repeated visits)
4. Visit Windows Update and get Service Pack 1 (usually under Important Updates). Read these notes for installing SP1: Steps to follow before you install Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 from the Microsoft Download Center
NOTE: For Vista, read these notes:

Read these notes for installing Vista SP1: Learn how to install Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Read these notes for installing Vista SP2: Learn how to install Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)

5. Visit Windows Update and get any other available updates. May take repeated visits, but keep it up until you get several "Windows is updated" results.
If you're having difficulties with installing a Service Pack, please use the SURTool from this link: What is the System Update Readiness Tool?
Also, check out this troubleshooting link from Microsoft: Troubleshoot problems installing Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

I have had limited success in installing updates/Service Packs when using a "clean boot". I suspect that I'm just bypassing the problem - and that it can come back to bite me in the butt later on.

Do you have a USB sound device? If so, try uninstalling it to see if the BSOD's stop (just a hunch on my part).

If the above steps don't stop the BSOD's, please zip up and upload any new memory dumps with your next post - and we'll see what we can figure out from there.

The following info is just FYI, I've already addressed the issues that I saw in the above paragraphs

- Further info on BSOD error messages available at:
- Info on how to troubleshoot BSOD's (DRAFT):
- How I do it:



Rt64win7.sys Fri Jun 10 02:33:15 2011 (4DF1BAAB)
amdxata.sys Tue May 19 13:56:59 2009 (4A12F2EB)
cpuz135_x64.sys Wed Jan 19 11:42:06 2011 (4D37145E)
nvlddmkm.sys Thu Feb 09 21:02:58 2012 (4F347AD2)
speedfan.sys Fri Mar 18 12:08:46 2011 (4D83838E)



Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\071612-24648-01.dmp]
Built by: 7600.17017.amd64fre.win7_gdr.120503-2030
Debug session time: Mon Jul 16 11:10:43.253 2012 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 4 days 13:54:23.597
BugCheck 109, {a3a039d8a0bde4e9, 0, 3c09be51f0f8d845, 101}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for win32k.sys
Probably caused by : Unknown_Image ( ANALYSIS_INCONCLUSIVE )
Bugcheck code 00000109
Arguments a3a039d8`a0bde4e9 00000000`00000000 3c09be51`f0f8d845 00000000`00000101
BiosVersion = V1.15
BiosReleaseDate = 03/04/2011
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A:Changing My Motherboard

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A:Changing the motherboard

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A:Changing just motherboard

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A:changing motherboard

Hi, Buy a new machine would better, and would be cheaper. Regards.
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A:changing motherboard

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A:Changing Out A Motherboard and PSU

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A:changing out my motherboard

you will need to reinstall windows from scratch and when the registration point comes up, you will need to call M$ to get a new code. You will need to tell them you did a mobo swap-out.
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A:Changing new Motherboard under WinXP

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A:Changing motherboard and processor

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Unless you get an identical motherboard, you'll have to buy xp. Most pre-built systems either come with a "restore" xp cd or a "restore" xp hard drive partition. Neither of these can be used on another motherboard. Xp home is $90 u.s. for the oem version.

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A:Changing Battery-motherboard

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A:Changing motherboard with different chipset

Quote: Originally Posted by joe7dust

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A:Problem after changing motherboard

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A:Plan on changing motherboard...

1. Yes
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I would definately give it a try with the other HDD. Its is good practice to do a completely fresh installation of Windows if you change the motherboard. There are likely to be many different components, drivers etc needed and it is fairly easy to get conflicts between the existing HDD configuration and what the new motherboards wants.

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Zenosincks said:

What is the brand and model number of your PC or motherboard?Click to expand...

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