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Upgrading CPU "Error Loading OS"


Best Answer phillpower2 , 30 July 2014 - 12:58 PM

Hello eZAK, Two suggestions, first, check that the SATA and power cables to the HDD/MB are securely connected, second, restore the MBs most stable/fail safe settings in the BIOS, the optimized... Go to the full post »


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So I got a deal on a AMD Phenom II X6 1090T to replace a Athlon X2 64.
The mobo is a Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P. I flashed the BIOS to F10C.
Everything is normal to this point.
I then installed the new CPU & fan. It boots > splash screen > verifying data pool > Error Loading OS

I running Win 7 pro 64

I tried "Loading optimized defaults" in BIOS, No change

Before I mess something up or loose data, I thought I'd ask here.
What should I do next?
Should I just boot from the Win 7 cd?

Thanks in advance!


Edited by eZAK, 29 July 2014 - 11:07 AM.

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Hello eZAK,

 

Two suggestions, first, check that the SATA and power cables to the HDD/MB are securely connected, second, restore the MBs most stable/fail safe settings in the BIOS, the optimized default settings option is effectively the same as overclocking which can make a computer unstable.

 

Post back with an update when you are ready.


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OK! Checed cables, restored fail safes, then booted with Win 7 dvd in tray.

The PC took over and loaded some driver software. It rebooted, Now everything works fine!

 

Now that things are working;

Q: Do I need to turn anything On or Off in BIOS?


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Leave the computer settings as they are but create a new restore point;

 

  1. Open System by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33_818, right-clicking Computer, and then clicking Properties.

  2. In the left pane, click System protection18abb370-ac1e-4b6b-b663-e028a75bf05b_48. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

  3. Click the System Protection tab, and then click Create.

  4. In the System Protection dialog box, type a description, and then click Create.

 

 


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Ok! Great! Got it.

 

Thank You!


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You are most welcome  :)

 

Use the computer as you normally would over the next couple of days and let us know if everything is still running as it should be.

 

Two suggestions for the future;

Always create a new restore point before installing new software and/or any updates.

Avoid booting with the Windows 7 DVD or any other disk in the drive tray unless it is for a required purpose.


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