Boot Windows Vista on new Pc


  1.    23 Aug 2012 #1
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    Boot Windows Vista on new Pc


    Here is my problem I cant Boot windows on my pc because i replaced the dead mobo with one from a hp pavilion (M2N68-LA Narra5) and we all know that Vista/7 are whores when u try to change the mobo. On top of that Ubuntu FCKD up its boot loader. Ive treid the Vista repair CD on internet but it said Incompatible (I have x64 Vista) THEN I tried installing Vista from my Harddisk (which dosent have repair menu for some reason) and deleting the boot folder but couldnt.. Then I used my windows 7 DVD to repair bootloader wich got rid of GRUB (Ubuntu bootloader) so I then tried to boot agian but still got BSOD so I googled error code it said something about ACHI bios settings wich was what the old mobo was set to and the Hp bios is EXTREMLY limited so i cant change ACHI in it on top of that ALL my games were installed on that os so most dont work anymore does anyone knoy of any software or bootdisks that would help? The Hdd the vistas on is has 2 patitions.Also could I just upgrade to Win 7(I reeeeeeeeealy dont want to...)

    Old specs ( I Think )
    asRock Wolfdale 1333 D667
    radeon 4670
    4gb ram
    Seagate Barracuda
    Core 2 Duo E6750
    Vista Ultimate x64

    New
    M2N68-LA Narra5 (hp)
    ZOTAC GTX 460 SE
    Seagate Barracuda 500gb
    WD 320gb
    Sempron LE1250 (Go Ahead and laugh)
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  2.    23 Aug 2012 #2
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    Re: Boot Windows Vista on new Pc


    Hi ogxbmc, and welcome to the forums.

    Lets get this all sorted out and start from scratch.

    I'm guessing theres no files that you want to save asides from your games and such, but even so, they should be saved in windows.old

    Try putting in the vista repair CD and booting from CD in your BIOS settings.
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  3.    23 Aug 2012 #3
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    Re: Boot Windows Vista on new Pc


    No I installed vista on the other HDD so I wouldnt have to delete the one that wont boot, do you know of a way to change the system files to be compatible with my new hardware because I do have access to the drive via dual boot.
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  4.    23 Aug 2012 #4
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    Re: Boot Windows Vista on new Pc


    Okay.. so you have two HDD's. and both have vista installed, but one of them doesn't boot.

    The new HDD won't boot because of your new hardware configurations/mobo.

    Are you able to get to the BIOS screen? Do you get a BSOD if you do a normal start-up?
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  5.    23 Aug 2012 #5
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    Re: Boot Windows Vista on new Pc


    yes and the mobo has a crappy hp bios and dosent let me change anything...
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  6.    23 Aug 2012 #6
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    Re: Boot Windows Vista on new Pc


    Upgrading the BIOS of your computer's motherboard, also sometimes called 'flashing,' we'll get to this in a while as I'm currently busy, unless another member can jump in.
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  7.    23 Aug 2012 #7
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    Re: Boot Windows Vista on new Pc


    Well Ill be online all night...
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  8.    23 Aug 2012 #8
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    Re: Boot Windows Vista on new Pc


    Ther is a free paragon program to make windows bootable on different hardware - it always works.

    If it doesn't work for you - then you have a different problem.

    Register for free key:

    Paragon Virtualization Manager 9.5 Personal

    Download:
    paragon_vm95(1).exe

    Info:

    Download Paragon Virtualization Manager 2010 [GIVEAWAY] 9.5 Build 10515 Free - Easily migrate a Windows-based computer to a virtual environment (P2V) and vice versa (V2P) - Softpedia
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  9.    23 Aug 2012 #9
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    Re: Boot Windows Vista on new Pc


    Do I run it from windows? or bootable
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  10.    23 Aug 2012 #10
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    Re: Boot Windows Vista on new Pc


    You will need a windows product that is valid for your new hardware.

    Usually if you call MS - they will do that for you if you had to replace your mobo because it died.
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