Windows recovery error with new motherboard

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lostockkid

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I have just installed a new motherboard and on start up I am getting the window recovery error screen asking me to insert the Vista disk or start in safe mode/normally etc

I insert the Vista disk and restart and nothing happens - just he screen reappearing. I seem to be caught in a vicious circle and wonder if any one can suggest a solution.

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You have to configure your BIOS to boot using the DVD drive first, then the hard drive.
 

lostockkid

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I have set the DVD to run before the HDD but without luck - still getting the black error window with the choice for repair and also starting in safe or last know config. I have run the repair and it runs through but finds nothing wrong but run windows start up. I can get to the C prompt through the installation disk and can see all the files - appears as if it is the start up but just seem to be going around and round in circles.

Any thoughts gratefully received.

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Did the dvd drive light go on when you boot using it? Check the wiring connections to see if they are firmly seated.
 

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Yes all is seated correctly. I have also tried the HDD in another machine and get the same recovery window - coudl it be a fault in the startup??

Thanks for your help.
 
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The HD will not work correctly in another machine even if it boots because during the install of Windows, there are specific motherboard programs installed.
 
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