I'm trying to find an idiot-proof article on replacing your motherboard under XP to send to friend who has somehow lost his internet connection.
He lives in the middle of nowhere in mid-wales and rang me up to say that the IDE connector somehow broke off the board - it was about 15 months old and he's now bought a new board mail order - ECS L7VTA (VIA KT400A chipset) - to replace what was I think was an Asus with probably SiS chipset ? (he's not 100% sure of the model)
Everything else is to stay exactly the same. I find he has only one drive and no external backups. If he can do this with just an overlay install of XP afterwards - will he be OK and not lose anything ?
He obviously can't uninstall the board drivers before he starts - any ideas what else might go wrong ?
Thanks - I'd found the manual already + also printed off some pages fom the Promptus guide.
I think I've got more concern over whether XP has problems recognising the board and controllers with the old drivers still being there, rather than the physical fitting of it - he's quite good at the practical side of things.
point in your thread. (IDE connector somehow broke off the board)Can your friend tranfer to an other IDE connector for to run sysprep and "RESEAL" Windows XP."Now that is new to me:)" (Just shows what i dont know) but have a look at the link if not all read.
Would be interested in the outcome for future reference.