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New Motherboard - how to preserve hard drive contents?

Q: New Motherboard - how to preserve hard drive contents?

My current motherboard (EPoX EP-5EPA+) has pretty much konked out it seems after much testing and I'm now looking at the EPoX 5LDA+ (http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=246607). Since I have no way of booting my computer at the moment, is there a way to preserve what is on my hard drive since I have read that you must re-install the operating system once a new motherboard is installed?

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A: New Motherboard - how to preserve hard drive contents?

It may be possible to repair your operating system once you have the new mobo. Is it XP?

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A:windows xp reinstallatioin - preserve second hard drive data and 2nd boot windows xp?

The installation disc shouldn't touch the F drive but to be 100% safe just unplug it until you're done installing. You're going to have to modify the boot.ini file again anyway to dual boot so no skin lost to just take it out of the loop temporarilly.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-xp-reinstallatioin-preserve-second-hard-drive-data-and-2nd-boot-windows-xp.666949/
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A:Can you transfer contents of C: drive to another hard drive easily?

Just ask them to clone your old drive to the new drive. Think out in advance what you want to do with the old drive, maybe have them do that too. Cloning makes the new drive look just like the old one in exact detail. They just use some software to do the copying. Pretty simple, shouldn't cost much.
 

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Hi all.

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A:I want to upgrade and save my hard drive's contents

Well if you built a new system you'd need a new hard drive (or Linux CD) to boot from and you can get the data from your old hard drive that way.
 

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A:How upgrade hard drive and retain contents

Most hard drives (retail box versions)have free software that will migrate or clone one drive to another. Or better yet Acronis True Image will do it as well.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-upgrade-hard-drive-and-retain-contents.573804/
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A:Need hard drive contents/Password unknown

i may be wrong in saying this but we arent allowed to give advice on passwords. its against the forum rules.one suggestion i will make to you however is for her to take the laptop to a computer repair place and im sure they can advise her on what she can do or they can do to help her.
 

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A:Solved: Transferring hard drive contents

Just copying the "C" drive won't work. You have 2 choices.

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2) Use a program such as GHOST to create an image of your current drive and then restore that image to the new drive. The downside of this is that if the new drive is bigger you will end up with a second partition consisting of the remaining disk space after the restore. If the new drive is smaller than the old drive, you are stuck with option 1.
 

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A:How do I get into DOS in Windows XP to view contents of hard drive?

If running FAT32 then you can simply insert a good ole Windows 98 boot disk.

Windows XP also has the command prompt. Start/run/cmd/enter

Other than that you would have to use some other type of utility. Especially if its NTFS.

If you did format over it you may want to try something like Ontrack EasyRecovery.

No matter what windows Explorer should show you the entire contents of the HDD in question if its fat32 or NTFS so the internal search feature should work.
 

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A:Explorer crashing when viewing hard drive's contents

One thing I noticed is you appear to have running both Norton AND AVG. That alone will cause some issues. For a more detailed look and diagnosis you will need a gold shield to take a look at the log.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/explorer-crashing-when-viewing-hard-drives-contents.589842/
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A:Replacing Hard Drive w/Old Contents - quickest & easiest?

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A:Hard drive crashed, need help in saving outlook express contents?

Hi

That should not be a problem. Make sure you copy the full "Outlook Express" folder to your new hard drive.
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A:Preserve D: XP Boot With New Install of C Drive

Just ghost the XP installation to the new C: drive and edit the boot.ini file to boot from drive 0 partition 0
 

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A:Merge two drive partitions and preserve program data from each.

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A:Solved: How to tak a "snapshot" of hard drive contents without creating an image?

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A:Bad Motherboard or Hard Drive

Welcome to TechSpot

In PCs anything is possible, but I don't think the mobo causes it.
Rather, check the cables and the jumper-settings on the harddisks.
Those HDs would prefer a 80-wire flat-cable, rather than a 40-wire cable.
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In the Storage & Networking forum is a "sticky", get the HD-util for Seagate from there and run it.
 

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A:hard drive? or motherboard?

Well, if you replaced the HD and it still doesn't work right..

It could be a bad connection. Does your laptop use some kind of a tray or an adaptor for the hard drive? It may not give good contact. Maybe get another one?

I have also seen a ThinkPad that would lose the HD if you didn't bend the corner of the laptop right. Took it to the repair shop and had them re-solder all the hard drive connectors. Fixed it.

And yes, it could be plain bad HD controller.
 

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A:Hard drive vs. Motherboard

It could be a bad drive, a bad connection or a bad controller.

Ideally, you would take the drive out of your laptop and test it with the manufacturer diagnostic utility.

In reality, you could just take the drive out, clean the contacts, put it back in and do the diagnostics in this computer.
 

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A:Motherboard or hard drive?

I'm having the same reply as you. One thing I hope for me its the motherboard. It suck if it was the HDD. Have so much stuff on the HDD.
 

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A:Motherboard or hard drive?

Replace the hard drive... Then if the problem persists, look at replacing the power supply before going for the motherboard
 

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A:Hard drive then maybe motherboard?

You could have some kind of virus that destroys your hard drives.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hard-drive-then-maybe-motherboard.242078/
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A:Bad Hard drive? BAD MOTHERBOARD!?

Have your friend run a diagnostic test on his drive.
It is best to use a diagnostic program from the drive's manufacturer.

However, I have found that Hitachi Drive Fitness Test works on most any hard drive.
Downloads
Use the bootable Linux CD.

If the drive comers out clean, then you can start to suspect the motherboard.

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A:Need help with Hard Drive to Motherboard

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A:motherboard or hard drive?

Try replacing the power adapter first. Does the computer boot normally and are you able to access all of your files and folders. If the hard drive was failing those wouldn't be the symptoms in my opinion. Also go into the control panel and change the power settings to never hibrinate and to go into standby after say 60 minutes of inactivity and turn off hard disks after at least 60 minutes. See if those things help.
 

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windows.microsoft.com/.../installing-reinstalling-windows

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A:Hard Drive - Motherboard Compatibility

ftgml said:


I have a Motherboard that is supposed to be SATA 150 ready. However, the HD I bought is a SATA 300 one. Will the HD work?
Thanks.Click to expand...

Will it work, most of the time yes. If the drive is not compatible at a 3Gb. transfer speed you should be able to put a jumper on the drive to limit the transfer rate to 1.5Gb. and it should work.
 

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A:Hard Drive with XP to new motherboard/processor.....

you will be able to read the drives but you wont be able to run windows. You will need to reinstall windows on the hard drive after you install it in the new computer. then you will have to activate it also. It is also illegal to move the type of OEM version of WinXP liscensed to be installed on and Emachines computer on any other computer. It is called Piracy.
 

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A:Changing Hard drive and motherboard

You can transfer files and data but you will need to install Windows clean on new build...fine to have files and data on the drive in a separate partition so you do not format the whole drive by accident and lose everything, or use sata drive for clean install and then jumper the ide drive as slave and use whatever you want from it in new build.
 

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A:Want to upgrade Hard Drive to M.2 SSD. Is my motherboard com...

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A:IDE Hard Drive with latest motherboard...

Howdy,

If you put a Hard drive into a new Motherboard with a Operating System on it it will not work unless the motherboard is exactly the same as the one it was formatted on.

You will have to re-install the Operating System while it is on that Motherboard for it to Recognize it.
 

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A:Adding old hard drive to new motherboard.

Hi ohisay, and welcome to TSG.

Unless your new motherboard, BIOS and CPU are just about identical drop in replacements for the original parts, you will most likely have problems with hardware driver conflicts and getting Windows XP to run. If your PC came with an OEM version of Windows XP, I believe that the Microsoft license ties it to that that specific motherboard.
 

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A:WD Hard Drive Failure or Motherboard?

Did you create the bootable CD ? ?
The results are more accurate then running it inside Windows.
Also you should be running the Long test.

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A:Can i just plug my old hard drive into my new motherboard using my win 7 OS?

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A:Motherboard/Hard drive problem

It's possible. but more likely that you need to do a repair install so that the old XP system ( I guess? ) can start up on the new board. . . what message do you get when you try to start it?

wrs
 

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A:Existing hard drive on new motherboard.

First, Windows 7 is a lot more flexible with hardware changes, but at the very least, you should run Sysprep before moving to the new board. I would greatly recommend a clean install, especially if you plan ahead to cut down on how long that would take. However, Sysprep can remove some of the drivers to allow the system to be a little cleaner.

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A:Is it motherboard or hard drive or bios , which is the cause of this

Quote:
recently removed my computer drives - master and slave

Both are SATA


There's some confusion from the start. There is no such thing as master and slave with SATA drives! Master and slave drives come from the old technology, EIDE (PATA) drives where you could have two drives attached to one "data" cable and one motherboard connector. With two drives on one data cable, there needed to be a way for the system to keep track of the drives, so one drive was designated as master, the other as slave. And this was determined by a jumper on the back of the drive and where on the cable the drive was connected.

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You can have more than one drive on a power cable with SATA, but that has nothing to do with master and slave - as again, no such thing with SATA drives.

The boot drive is determined by the boot order set in the BIOS.

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A:How many hard drive can motherboard support ?

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A:How to add a SATA2 hard drive to IDE-only motherboard.

Buy a quality sata controller card. Yes, the card should "See" the full size of the drive as long as you read the specs on the card and it says it will recognize drives of that size.

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A:New hard drive on Soyo Motherboard

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A:Could My Motherboard Be Messing With My Hard Drive??

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/connecting-hard-drive-to-motherboard.121160/
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When you say you have tried a controller card do you mean a PCI card?

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Hi JayArr, welcome to the Forum.

You should be able to change activation key. This tutorial show you how.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/388114-moving-hard-drive-oa-key-new-motherboard-new-retail-key.html
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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!

Sorry.
 

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Hello, i have an ECS P4IBAS Motherboard and was wondering if it can support a 160GB hard drive. The bios is Award Modular BIOS 6.00PG v1.1 and the motherboard has the Intel 845 Chipset. I currently have an 80gb hard drive which is about to fail (it has a very high reallocated sector count) and i really want to get a bigger hard drive as 80gb isnt enough for me anymore. The year of my bios is 2001. So will this motherboard support a 160GB hard drive without having to flash my bios?

Thanks, Nissanman.
 

A:Hard Drive Support For ECS P4IBAS Motherboard?

Yes, depending on the OS. The Award BIOS will handle it. But, unless you use XP Service Pack 2 or 3, your maximum size per partition is 132 gb before formatting or 128, or so, after formatting.
Best thing to do is format it with whatever OS you have, then extend the partition with a partition manager such as PartIt, Norton Ghost, Acronis, or the like.
 

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A:Transferring hard drive with OEM 7 to new motherboard/build

Unfortunately, OEM licenses of Windows 7 can only be installed on one motherboard. Unless the reason for the new motherboard is a defect of some sort, the OS will be unable to be licensed on the new motherboard. For more information, read the following excerpt from the Microsoft Licensing FAQ.






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Q. Can a PC with an OEM Windows operating system have its motherboard upgraded and keep the same license? What if it was replaced because it was defective?

A. Generally, an end user can upgrade or replace all of the hardware components on a computer—except the motherboard—and still retain the license for the original Microsoft OEM operating system software. If the motherboard is upgraded or replaced for reasons other than a defect, then a new computer has been created. Microsoft OEM operating system software cannot be transferred to the new computer, and the license of new operating system software is required. If the motherboard is replaced because it is defective, you do not need to acquire a new operating system license for the PC as long as the replacement motherboard is the same make/model or the same manufacturer's replacement/equivalent, as defined by the manufacturer's warranty.

The reason for this licensing rule primarily relates to the End User Software License Terms and the support of the software covered by that End User Software License Terms. The End User Software License Terms is a set of usage rights granted to the end user by the PC manufacturer and relates only to rights for that software as installed on that particular PC. The system builder is required to support the software on the original PC. Understanding that end users, over time, upgrade their PCs with different components, Microsoft needed to have one base component "left standing" that would still define the original PC. Since the motherboard contains the CPU and is the "heart and soul" of the PC, when the motherboard is replaced (for reasons other than defect) a new PC is essentially created. The original system builder did not manufacture this new PC, and therefore cannot be expected to support it.

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A:motherboard is bad can I download data from the hard drive?

Did you get the license number of that Emachine.....?

I'm not familiar with the number you gave, but, if it has a PATA (IDE) HDD, you must change the jumper on the drive to the slave position and then install it in another computer in the "slave" position on the ribbon cable. (The connector in the middle). You can usually get the HDD jumper diagram by downloading the manual to your drive at the manufacturer's web site.
 

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A:Follow-UP: Help Again! Possible Motherboard or Hard Drive problems

Sounds to me like the person you're taking it to doesn't know his business.
 

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A:Possibly a hard drive issue? Maybe motherboard.

Any suggestions?
 

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A:Replacing motherboard and hard drive--need to move Win 7 Ult to new HD

It sounds like you now have a retail copy of Win7 which can migrate to any other hardware you want whenever you please. It's only locked to a mobo when you have preinstalled Factory OEM or Builder's OEM copy.

Was this counterfeit an OEM copy which MS replaced also with an OEM copy?

If not then there are no worries, just stick with these same basic steps which cover everything to get a perfect Clean Reinstall.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/287669-replacing-motherboard-hard-drive-need-move-win-7-ult-new-hd.html