Solved Mobo and HDD conflicting

February 19, 2016 at 20:53:11
Specs: Window 7, Intel i5-4690K
So I have a new mobo, a gigabyte B85-HD3-A and have been trying to get my WD 3200 (320 gig) HDD, that had Windows installed when it was hooked into my old mobo, to run. When I set the HDD as the primary boot drive, it gets to the windows logo screen,where the four balls merge to form the logo, and crashes to a blue screen. After that happens, the mobo no longer reads the HDD and I have to disconnect it and reconnect it to get it to recognize the drive again. I've tried to use my window 7 disc to reinstall, and repair Windows on the HDD but it always crashes. Any idea what may be wrong?

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February 21, 2016 at 10:59:54
Your old Windows installation was configured for the old motherboard & will not run on the new one; Microsoft designed it that way. You will have to wipe the Windows partitions & do a clean install. If you haven't already done so, backup all your important files. And then as mentioned above, delete the the 200MB system partition & the Windows partition during the new Windows install. If you have a partition for storage, it does not have to be deleted. Create a new partition from the unallocated space, then continue with the installation.


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February 19, 2016 at 22:37:50
"that had Windows installed when it was hooked into my old mobo"
The old Windows will not recognize the new MB.

" I've tried to use my window 7 disc to reinstall"
Have you changed the bios to boot from the CD/DVD first?


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February 20, 2016 at 13:17:24
I have changed the boot priority to boot off the DVD drive, yes. I tried to install windows again on the HDD, but even after what seamed like a successful installation, it still pops up with "No operating system found."

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February 20, 2016 at 14:47:33
"No operating system found"
Did you Delete all the partitions ( you lose everything )?

W7 - Click on > Drive options (advanced) Then highlight each partition & hit > Delete.
http://www.blackviper.com/os-instal...
http://www.blackviper.com/os-instal...


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February 21, 2016 at 10:59:54
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Your old Windows installation was configured for the old motherboard & will not run on the new one; Microsoft designed it that way. You will have to wipe the Windows partitions & do a clean install. If you haven't already done so, backup all your important files. And then as mentioned above, delete the the 200MB system partition & the Windows partition during the new Windows install. If you have a partition for storage, it does not have to be deleted. Create a new partition from the unallocated space, then continue with the installation.

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