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gamer941

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Hey guys i have recently upgraded my computer with new mobo, memory, cpu, case.. I am using my existing HDD's and graphics card but i am having a problem i go to boot up pc and i see the motherboard UEI ASUS and when it goes to launch windows i have win7 and when the little four lights/balls go to form the win logo it stops and goes to a blue screen then to a screen says win had a problem launching try to do these recommanded actions which is a test or something it does to try and repair the issue but nothing get solved it restarts and does the same thing any idea's whats the issue?
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Hello gamer941

Windows will most likely not start correctly due to the significant hardware upgrades, did you get such a message on the screen, the OS that is installed on your HDD at present will have the drivers for your old MB but not for the new MB and so it keeps on restarting looking for the correct drivers.

Do you have a full retail Windows 7 disk and product key that is not in use on another computer, this is what you will need as you need to boot from the disk, allow Windows to recognize the new hardware and install the generic drivers for the new components from the disk, once this is done you will be able to install the correct MB drivers from the disk that should have been provided with the MB.

NB: Please note that you will also need to reactivate the OS with Microsoft either online or in some instances by telephone.
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Will that delete all my previous info on my HDD? I don't have a windows CD looks like I gotta buy one
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If you have the product key for the OS that is presently installed you can download a Windows 7 iso from http://en.community....ital-river.aspx use the download tool at the attached link http://www.microsoft..._usbdvd_dwnTool try a repair install first but if you are unable to do this post back and we can look at trying to get any data off the HDD that you wish to keep first using Puppy Linux.
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So you have to use those two in conjunction with each other cause it looks like these two are totally different... Ok and I will I am in the states are you in the UK or the states as well
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Yes you use the two - a full tutorial for you http://www.sevenforu...ir-install.html you will note that it is advised to back up important data first which is not so straight forward when you cannot successfully boot into Windows.

I am in the UK and so will be going offline shortly as it is almost midnight here + I have been online since 7.30am this morning :blink:

NB: The USB option is the easiest way I find personally.
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Ok thanks cheers
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You are welcome :thumbsup:

Should you need them I have included the Puppy Linux details below, again there are a DVD and a USB version;


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***Required Hardware***
CD Burner (CDRW) Drive,
Blank CD,
Extra Storage Device (USB Flash Drive, External Hard Drive)

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1. Save these files to your Desktop/Burn Your Live CD:
  • Download Latest Puppy Linux ISO (i.e.: lupu-520.iso)
    Download BurnCDCC ISO Burning Software

  • Open BurnCDCC with Windows Explorer
  • Extract All files to a location you can remember
  • Double Click Posted Image BurnCDCC
  • Click Browse Posted Image and navigate to the Puppy Linux ISO file you just downloaded
  • Open/Double Click that file
    IMPORTANT: Adjust the speed bar to CD: 4x DVD: 1x
  • Click Start Posted Image
  • Your CD Burner Tray will open automatically
  • Insert a blank CD and close the tray
  • Click OK
Puppy Linux Live CD will now be created
2. Set your boot priority in the BIOS to CD-ROM first, Hard Drive Second
  • Start the computer/press the power button
  • Immediately start tapping the appropriate key to enter the BIOS, aka "Setup"
    (Usually shown during the "Dell" screen, or "Gateway" Screen)
  • Once in the BIOS, under Advanced BIOS Options change boot priority to:
    CD-ROM 1st, Hard Drive 2nd
  • Open your ROM drive and insert the disk
  • Press F10 to save and exit
  • Agree with "Y" to continue
  • Your computer will restart and boot from the Puppy Linux Live CD

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3. Recover Your Data
  • Once Puppy Linux has loaded, it is actually running in your computer's Memory (RAM). You will see a fully functioning Graphical User Interface similar to what you normally call "your computer". Internet access may or may not be available depending on your machine, so it is recommended you print these instructions before beginning. Also, double clicking is not needed in Puppy. To expand, or open folders/icons, just click once. Puppy is very light on resources, so you will quickly notice it is much speedier than you are used to. This is normal. Ready? Let's get started.

    3a. Mount Drives[list]
  • Click the Mount Icon located at the top left of your desktop. Posted Image
  • A Window will open. By default, the "drive" tab will be forward/highlighted. Click on Mount for your hard drive.
  • Assuming you only have one hard drive and/or partition, there may be only one selection to mount.
  • USB Flash Drives usually automatically mount upon boot, but click the "usbdrv" tab and make sure it is mounted.
  • If using an external hard drive for the data recovery, do this under the "drive" tab. Mount it now.
3b. Transfer Files.
  • At the bottom left of your desktop a list of all hard drives/partitions, USB Drives, and Optical Drives are listed with a familiar looking hard drive icon.
  • Open your old hard drive i.e. sda1
  • Next, open your USB Flash Drive or External Drive. i.e. sdc or sdb1
  • If you open the wrong drive, simply X out at the top right corner of the window that opens. (Just like in Windows)
  • From your old hard drive, drag and drop whatever files/folders you wish to transfer to your USB Drive's Window.
For The Novice: The common path to your pictures, music, video, and documents folders is: Documents and Settings >> All Users (or each idividual name of each user. CHECK All Names!) >> Documents >> You will now see My Music, My Pictures, and My Videos.

Remember to only click once! No double clicking! Once you drag and drop your first folder, you will notice a small menu will appear giving you the option to move or copy. Choose COPY each time you drag and drop.

YOU ARE DONE!!! Simply click Menu >> Mouse Over Shutdown >> Reboot/Turn Off Computer. Be sure to plug your USB Drive into another working windows machine to verify all data is there and transferred without corruption. Congratulations!

Note that there might be some other Puppy distros on the page (such as Slacko Puppy), but you need Lucid Puppy (lupu), the Ubuntu-based one. Always make sure you start downloading a file that starts with "lupu"!

USB version http://www.puppylinu...flash-puppy.htm
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so the bootsec cannot run cause i have window 7 64bit on the drive but the computer i am using to do this is a vista 32bit... this is what i found as a solution but i dont have a account here so how do i get that file its talking about?

WHEN CREATING A BOOTABLE USB DEVICE,I AM GETTING AN ERROR ABOUT BOOTSECT

To make the USB device bootable, you need to run a tool named bootsect.exe. In some cases, this tool needs to be downloaded from your Microsoft Store account. This may happen if you're trying to create a 64-bit bootable USB device from a 32-bit version of Windows. To download bootsect:

1. Login to your Microsoft Store account to view your purchase history
2. Look for your Windows 7 purchase.
3. Next to Windows 7, there is an "Additional download options" drop-down menu.
4. In the drop-down menu, select "32-bit ISO."
5. Right-click the link, and then save the bootsect.exe file to the location where you installed the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool (e.g. C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Apps\Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool).
6. Once the file has been saved, go back to the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool to create your bootable USB device.
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If you are using a USB thumb drive refer to method 2 @ http://www.sevenforu...nload-tool.html creating an account with MS is as easy as registering your email etc and no purchase is required.
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yes i have already done this but at the very end it says the files were transferred successfully but the bootsec.exe couldn't run to make this a bootable device? How do i get this to work?
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See if this thread helps http://www.sevenforu...t-bootsect.html
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