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New MB, Vid Card, CPU Installed... 1st Boot = Good, 2nd Boot = Not So Good

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by chibahawk, Feb 9, 2007.

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  1. chibahawk

    chibahawk Thread Starter

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    Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
    \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

    Basicly I booted once and everything seemed kosher.. my resolution was like 800x600 and I saw my old desktop and all. Then I moved the PC back to the shelf but I lost my video signal.

    I redid the monitor connection and everything was cool again I thought, I got my video signal back but then I got hit with that error when trying to boot.

    It's recognizing my HDD but it just won't boot Windows for some reason. Hope it's not too bad.
     
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  3. crjdriver

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    Did you install a new motherboard and attempt to use the old install of windows?
    When you install a new board [unless the new one is the same exact chipset as the old one] it requires one of two things.

    1 A clean install or a repair install of windows.

    OR

    2 Follow a procedure for swapping boards; however this starts with the old board still installed so you really have only option 1.
     
  4. chibahawk

    chibahawk Thread Starter

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    but how come it booted windows the first tiime?


    will i lose old files on HDD through whatever I have to do now?
     
  5. crjdriver

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    It starts to boot and then detects all the new hardware. As I posted there is a procedure to follow to accomplish this task. You cannot just install a new board and expect an nt based os to boot.

    You can try a repair install of windows. This leaves all installed apps and data intact. In any case I would pull the drive and slave it to the system you are using now. Copy any important data. Now reinstall the drive and do the install and or repair.
     
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