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ports not working after new CPU

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by longplayer, Apr 4, 2012.

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  1. longplayer

    longplayer Thread Starter

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    I have searched for this problem and have found some information and have taken some recommended steps to fix the problem with no success.

    I fried my CPU and after installing a new one none of the ports on the back of my box work. The USB ports do not work nor do the PS2 ports and it also appears that none of the expansion slots on the mobo work either. Fortunately the USB ports on the front of the box still function.

    I tried deleting the USB drivers and reloading them. I tried reloading the motherboard drivers.

    My board is a Biostar TA790GX XE.

    I also have a couple of further questions.

    1) I know that you usually cannot switch out a motherboard and use the same hard drive unless you through a process to make it all work. Is this still necessary if you install an identical motherboard? Can you put everything back on an identical motherboard and fire it right up?

    2) Can somebody direct me to a good guide to doing back ups?

    Thanks!!!
     
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    1) If you use an identical motherboard and nothing else was damaged then yes it will work.

    2) I would make an Image rather than a backup, this is a very good free Imaging program :- http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx
     
  3. longplayer

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    Thank you that is very helpful.
     
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