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new motherboard/cpu/ram, old hard drive doesnt like it

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Vert123, Nov 2, 2003.

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  1. Vert123

    Vert123 Thread Starter

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    Just got a new board/memoru/cpu. and our old hard drive does not like it. we get a blue scree...

    i know formatting and re-installing xp would be a soulution, but a hassle.

    we are looking for a way to avoid formatting.

    llemee kno soon
    thanks
     
  2. McTimson

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    Nope, that's a common problem....the only answer I know of is reinstalling XP at least, but reformatting would be even better...sorry...

    Unless there's a way to access the hard drive, remove the old drivers, and install the new ones, then I think that's your only soulution...
     
  3. suesman

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    Not sure there is one at this point. :( Sometimes you can get away without having to reformat if the motherboard drivers are the same. Meaning same chipset bla bla bla.
     
  4. Vert123

    Vert123 Thread Starter

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    There must be a way.

    I was reading ms's tech support and found various ways, but I am unsure if they are the apllicable fix.

    Most of them involve fixing the registry or something....

    duno this sux tho i dont wanna format
     
  5. Vert123

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    were thinking of taking out the hard drive, and booting it up with a system it will work with, and install the motherboard drivers, then put it back in the flawed system.

    sounds good?
     
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