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Changing Motherboards
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/25/2005 | Hardware | Rating:
Changing Motherboards

Before you swap out the current motherboard go to device manager and select the IDE ATA/ATAPI Controller and select your current storage controller.  Right click, select update driver and select install from a list or specific location.  Click don't search I will choose the driver to install and select the standard dual channel IDE controller.

This will prevent the inaccessable boot device blue screen.  I have done this multiple times on different platforms with no problems.

Also I found that booting the first time with the new motherboard is best done in the Safe mode where XP will install the drivers it needs and at the same time you can install the new motherboard drivers from its CD.

This saved me doing a repair or a reinstall of XP. My whole system came right up and worked great and very stable.

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Because it was plainly written and was easy to follow.(But,most of all, IT WORKED!!!!!!!!!)LOLOLOLOLOLOL
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    this tip works to perfection
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    OMG this tip is gold worth! This saved me sooo much time. Thank you very much for this tip
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Weird, everyone told me to do this, so I did, and it didn't work!!! I first changed everything in the device manager that could be changed to standard, then it didnt work, so i just turned the ide/ata/atapi to standard and it still didn't work. Not in safe mode either!! Figures with my luck, I have to wait for my uncles to lend me his xp again so I can repair install. Untill then I got a brand new DFI with NF4x and a geforce 7800gt PCI-E sitting here taunting me.
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by G.Free)
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    i have not done this, but if this does work it will save me loads. im not sure if i should do this i would really like others opinion. i am basically building a computer and i have gotten my new mobo (epox 9npa+sli) and i have my new case (NZXT nemesis elite) coming tomarrow i just got a new 7800gt and i am wondering if i take everything that i need from my current pc and combine it with my new parts in my new case if this "trick" for not having to repair xp still work? as in i wouldnt need the xp cd or dl new drivers or anything?
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Short, sharp and shiny. I was specifically looking for a way to install a new MB without doing a windows re-install, so this was just what I needed without any extra waffle!
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    You were right on the money; too bad that it didn't repair the problem that I was hoping it would but the change out went as smooth as glass. Thank you.
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Worked like a charm. Thank you.
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by Ecks)
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    Does this trick apply to SCSI and RAID controllers as well?
     
  • Comment #10 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Thanks alot I'll try this when I go to change my MB, same with rest of the posters here, I don't want to kill my drive and reinstall tons of stuff though I have most on 2nd drive...still a tedious amount of work if not for this trick.
     
  • Comment #11 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    You are, in my opinion, the greatest man on the earth. After hours of pooring over the (rather useless) Microsoft website I found this. Problem solved. And, so straight forward. THANK YOU!!! Chris Blakey
     
  • Comment #12 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    *************HELP...************************ I TOOK MY PC TO GO GET FIX BUS MY MOTHERBOARD WAS MESSUP. NOW I GOT IT BACK WITH 3 USB PORTS INSTEAD OF 6. AND I DONT HAVE AN ETHERNET PORT!!!! DID THE MOTHERBOARD HAD ANYTHINK TO DO WITH THIS?.. HELP ME THANKS.
     
  • Comment #13 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    worked like a charm...all i had to do afterwards was reactivate windows and install new drivers for the mobo...thanks fo the tip
     
  • Comment #14 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Worked perfectly on oldish XP Pro sp3 installation
     
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