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BSOD after new build

I recently installed new parts into my PC (mobo, gpu, cpu and ram) and when booting up i get the BSOD. I think my OS (XP) might not be recognizing my mobo (Dh77eb) without the drivers and i cant install them without properly booting. I thought about taking my HDDs out (C and D) and installing them into another comp to back up and my data so i can install w7 on my new PC but i dont have another computer to do this with. So instead I thought about unplugging my C and D drive and installing a 3rd HDD primarily for w7, after installing w7 I will replug my C and D drives back in. I will make it boot from my 3rd HDD. Will this work?

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Re: new build

Indeed, you must do a clean install of an OS. You can't use the current implementation.

However, you should be able to boot from a Linux Live disk to copy all your stuff to an external hard disk. Better do it twice to 2 different disks or copy the contents of the to anothre PC. If you only have one copy and you erase the original by installing the new OS, you don't have a backup any more! And with external hard disks being unreliable, that's a risk you don't want to take.

The idea of a new hard will surely work also, and is safer.

Kees

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BSOD after new build

So intalling a third HDD with w7 is the way to go ?

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Re: third HDD

It's not THE way to go. It's just A way to go. But certainly not a bad one.

You could even consider to use a SSD in stead of a HDD just for Windows 7 and (most of) Program Files. 64 GB is enough for that and it's faster.

Kees

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