Updated mobo to a Gigabyte M52L-S3P.this was on Saturday, since then I have been trying to boot into Windows7. The HDD is 500 Sata,have Googled to find an answer, but no joy, tried different things none have worked, tried the windows7 repair on the cd many times in between,plus reading a couple of hundred threads in the archives, their were 2454 of them, the Hdd is reconised in the bios, as it is the only sata, I have switched the raid array off,I have now got it down to from the repair cd,
You would be better off with a complete clean install of windows after change of MoBo as even if you get the correct drivers they may conflict with the old ones unless it is the same make and model of board.
Your probably right,I've been thinking along them lines also, If I do a reinstall I'll put the 64 bit on,If I do, and during the install,I don't partition it, and it finds the 32, does it put it in a folder and names it windows.old, so you can get files and that off it. I have read it some where that it does!!!.
You need to start with the Windows 7 CD choose Setup then R for Repair, it will then sort thge drivers out for the Motherboard and Drives. After you get to Windows load all the correct drivers for the board
Sorry for not replying sooner, I have used the repair option quite a bit but it did nothing,even tried the command option but nothing their as well, the repair in the end did not say that their was W7 on the disc, it kept saying use a cloned disc. All that took hours because you have to keep booting up after each time you tried something,so in the end I had to bite the bullet and get Kill Disc out and blank it, I wouldn't mined but I had just put W7 on after XP, 2 weeks ago, and just got all my bits and pieces on it, and had not cloned it with Acronis. I am now in the process of putting some things back on.
So any one out their, if you get new a mobo get it with the same Chipset, or put the new drivers on your HD first, before you change. Oh! also Clone your HD!!
Thanks all Regards, DP.
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