Re: Upgrading my motherboard with Vista Ultimate Retail

Posted: 12-31-2008, 11:51 PM
I have the same sitution - upgraded the motherboard - and Vista keeps
rebooting. I tried to enable boot logging and have a trace that logged all
the drivers that loaded and did not load. I need to make this drive wotk with
the new motherboard ASAP and would appreciate any information.

Thanks,

Manish Ved

"Rick Rogers" wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Briefly: Previous versions of Windows copied files to the drive for
> installation. In an upgrade or repair install, these would overwrite
> existing system files with new copies, repairing corrupted ones in the
> process. Vista is different in that it moves an existing installation to a
> windows.old folder, then lays down a sector by sector image of the operating
> system, this is not a file copy process. Afterwards, it customizes itself to
> the hardware, and in the case of an upgrade imports relevant details from
> the old installation.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
>
> "Meigs" <Meigs@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:C690CB9F-8B03-442A-8FDE-83443F6A85D1@microsoft.com...
> > Well, thanks for the reply. Though, that's not what I wanted to hear.
> > Do you know where I can read up on the technical details regarding the
> > reason you gave (the way the OS is built on the hard drive)? I'd like to
> > understand this better. Otherwise it just seems like harrasment to require
> > a
> > fresh install.
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > "Rick Rogers" wrote:
> >
> >> Hi Meigs,
> >>
> >> Sorry, but changing the motherboard in most instances will require a
> >> reinstallation. The exception would be a replacement board or one that is
> >> very closely related. XP could affect a repair installation, this is not
> >> possible in Vista due to changes in the way the OS is built on the hard
> >> drive.
> >>
> >> By the way, the error message on boot is likely because the new
> >> motherboard
> >> uses a different driver thant the previous one to load the hard drive.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Best of Luck,
> >>
> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> >> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
> >>
> >> "Meigs" <Meigs@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:8AD702D6-D8AE-46ED-B224-A926F32C41F5@microsoft.com...
> >> > I'm trying to change my motherboard to one that supports the quad core
> >> > processor. However I get an inaccessible boot device error when I try
> >> > to
> >> > boot
> >> > with the new motherboard.
> >> > I've tried booting off the installation dvd and repairing, but it can't
> >> > fix
> >> > the problem.
> >> > I Don't want to perform a fresh install!!! It was easy with WinXP pro.
> >> > The
> >> > cd would fix the problem. But, I just can't figure out how to do this
> >> > with
> >> > Vista.
> >> >
> >> > Is there a way to get the registry to hunt for new drivers? It can't be
> >> > a
> >> > big deal since the install dvd sees the drive with out any action on my
> >> > part.
> >>
> >>
>
>

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