I'm toying with the idea of replacing my motherboard with one of a different make and chipset. It raises the question of what happens when I try to restore my Acronis full drive backup to a fresh HDD knowing that the chipset & sound drivers etc. will be different on the backup. I know I can update the drivers once I'm up and running but will I be able to get that far without XP crashing
anskyber Thanks for that link but it doesn't seem to be of any use I think it's meant for XP Pro as I can find no trace of it on the XP Home edition SP2. As I read it it seems to apply mainly to OEMs which my PC isn't
Yeah, that's what I figured woodchip. Anyway there's nowt that's important on the drive as it's not been backed up all that long and most of the stuff's on DVD anyway. The current mobo's not all that old but I'm losing confidence in it. Just waiting to hear from ASUS about the problems I have with this mobo and if they're not satisfactory replies, out it comes. Can't be doing with the hassle
I may be wrong but I've taken an aversion to the VIA chipset and don't trust it anymore. I know it's a cheap board and allied to ASUS but I've got my eye on an Asrock 939 dual-sata as it's had some decent writeups and it doesn't use the VIA chips. It's getting more and more difficult to find a good 939 board with AGP that doesn't cost a bomb.