Replaced mobo now Windows 7 X64 won't boot up

Asus P8z68-v pro motherboard (intel sock...
February 23, 2012 at 01:44:55
Specs: Windows 7 64, i5 2500k/ 8g
I upgraded from an Asus p8h67mle to a p8z68vgen3. hooked everything up the way its supposed to be. started it. win7 wont run. I think the bios ver I have on the ssd and hdd are the p8h67. would taking the drives out and putting them in another computer that has my old mobo in it help? I mean to change the bios on the drives to the new ver. I cant do anything with bios and the disc in this new setup. I can but it has nothing to do with the new setup.

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February 23, 2012 at 02:16:30
One thing you must make sure that all components are 64bit compatable. e.g. the mother board, CPU, RAM (must be DDR 3 i think).

Another problem i had is that you cant boot from the CD or USB. so you have to install another Operating system first like XP (if you can) or vista then you can can set it up.

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February 23, 2012 at 03:10:53
Every operating system from XP onwards is tied to the hardware environment it was installed on.
Changing the motherboard will require a repair install as a minimum to get the OS to boot.

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February 23, 2012 at 19:44:11
#2 is correct. You will at least need to do a repair install and then change your drivers if the boards are similar, but most of the time (different chipset) you will need to reinstall your operating system completely. If this is a factory built system you may need to use a retail install disk and a new Windows 7 key to reinstall.
Your BIOS is on your motherboard, NOT on your hard drive. BIOS is Basic Input Output System and needs to load first before you can load your operating system before your system can read any drive. You appear to be new to this so I will not assume automatically you have installed everything correctly. Unplug your hard drive and anything not essential and remove all but one stick of memory and then boot into your BIOS set up, reset defaults and then check your internal temperatures, If your CPU or other parts are running HOT or the temperature is climbing fast (or non stop), exit and shut down the power. You will need to reassemble it correctly. If you cannot get into your BIOS then strip it down, check components for compatibility, then bench test it outside of your case with JUST the basics. Google 'Bench Test Computer' for details on the correct way.
Whenever you remove the heat sink from the CPU you need to clean off the old thermal compound and replace it with a small amount (applied the correct way for your CPU) of new thermal compound before reattaching them on the new board. Look:
Post back details and more information for more detailed help. Don't assume anything, if you do not KNOW, ask. Google is a useful tool (use it) but sometimes you need to know what you need to ask.

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March 25, 2012 at 17:16:39
Try to Chang ur sata mode to IDE, u may get lucky

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