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Thread: Installing new mobo

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    Hey Guys,

    I used to have problems with my fan in my mobo but I ended up breaking it while trying to take out the old fan. Anywho....

    After I hook everything back up to my new mobo will it boot right back to Windows or will I have to install WinXP or configure something? I don't want to lose any data.

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    tesco's Avatar woowoo
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    Sometimes if it's the same chipset (or same board model) it will boot up fine, but in most cases you should do a repair install or format and reinstlal windows.

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    i always get told that but i changed XP hdd from a duron to a p4 and after about 3 restarts it was fine. the restarts were while it re-installs all the hardware and that.


    check the lba settings in bios before formatting

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    Its the same model mobo, nothing else will change. Reinstalling Windows won't cause me to lose anything will it?

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    i dont think you'll have to change anything

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