Windows won't boot after installing a new motherboard! (fixed)

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For the next two months, my Geeky roommate & I plan to upgrade our computers. What does this mean? Buying hardware from websites like Newegg & Tigerdirect, waiting eagerly for them to arrive, and then assembling them into beastly, gaming computer powerhouses!

On step 3 of the process (assembling), John ran into a roadblock (well, several roadblocks, but this one was a little harder then the others), windows failed to start! After an hour of searching on Google for the answer, watching Windows BSOD multiple times, attempting to resinstall (to multiple errors), I was able to solve the problem. I decided I would take the opportunity to document and share the solution with anyone having a similar problem.

How to successfully boot windows 7   after it fails to start on a new ASUS motherboard without having to reinstall:

1) go into the BIOS and change the SATA controller to IDE.

2) boot windows.

Problem solved. If this helped you, leave a comment!

I can't believe it took me an hour to find this information! I have a guess as to why it worked, the SATA AHCI drivers weren't loaded with the motherboard (we installed them afterwards from the disc that came with it). I'm assuming legacy IDE controllers don't require drivers. Such an annoying problem! Hopefully this is able to help someone else searching the vast internet for solutions! :)

source: http://www.w7forums.com/configure-sata-ide-ahci-t6435.html

 

Space bar going crazy! (solved)

Last night while performing routine computer/internet tasks, my computer suddenly decided to repeatedly receive SPACE input. My computer is a laptop, but I've got it hooked up to an HD monitor & I'm using a wireless bluetooth keyboard & a pen tablet. So, the first thing I check is that the spacebar isn't stuck on either keyboard. They weren't. Then I turned the bluetooth keyboard so that only the laptop's built in keyboard would be active. Nope, still actively spacing. Then, frustrated, I looked to see if there's some form of 'sticky keys' combination for the space bar. There wasn't, and why should there be? Utterly perplexed, I do the only thing I can think of & turn the whole computer off. Which, by the way, is incredibly difficult if the space bar is being held down. Try it some time.

That seemed to work this morning when I decided to log back on. 3 hours later, it's at it again! WTH? All the web site I'm viewing are scrolling to the bottom, all my dialog boxes are being closed as soon as they open, and all of my google searches look like http://www.google.com/search?q=++++++++++++++++++++++++s++++++p+++a+++c++e++++++++b++a++r+++++++++++s++++++t++++u++++c++k+++++++&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a.

About that time, I remembered that I had plugged in my backup keyboard: a 2-year old Logitech wave wireless keyboard/mouse combo. I looked down at the floor where it was sitting to see that the space bar was being pressed down by my shoe. I promptly unplugged it. Problem solved.

Smart moment there.

Windows won't boot after installing a new motherboard! (fixed)

(scroll to the bottom for the solution)

For the next two months, my Geeky roommate & I plan to upgrade our computers. What does this mean? Buying hardware from websites like Newegg & Tigerdirect, waiting eagerly for them to arrive, and then assembling them into beastly, gaming computer powerhouses!

On step 3 of the process (assembling), John ran into a roadblock (well, several roadblocks, but this one was a little harder then the others), windows failed to start! After an hour of searching on Google for the answer, watching Windows BSOD multiple times, attempting to resinstall (to multiple errors), I was able to solve the problem. I decided I would take the opportunity to document and share the solution with anyone having a similar problem.

How to successfully boot windows 7   after it fails to start on a new ASUS motherboard without having to reinstall:

1) go into the BIOS and change the SATA controller to IDE.

2) boot windows.

Problem solved. I can't believe it took me an hour to find this information! I have a guess as to why it worked, the SATA AHCI drivers weren't loaded with the motherboard (we installed them afterwards from the disc that came with it). I'm assuming legacy IDE controllers don't require drivers. Such an annoying problem! Hopefully this is able to help someone else searching the vast internet for solutions! :)

source: http://www.w7forums.com/configure-sata-ide-ahci-t6435.html

If this helped you, leave a comment!

Windows won't boot after installing a new motherboard! (fixed)

(scroll to the bottom for the solution)

For the next two months, my Geeky roommate & I plan to upgrade our computers. What does this mean? Buying hardware from websites like Newegg & Tigerdirect, waiting eagerly for them to arrive, and then assembling them into beastly, gaming computer powerhouses!

On step 3 of the process (assembling), John ran into a roadblock (well, several roadblocks, but this one was a little harder then the others), windows failed to start! After an hour of searching on Google for the answer, watching Windows BSOD multiple times, attempting to resinstall (to multiple errors), I was able to solve the problem. I decided I would take the opportunity to document and share the solution with anyone having a similar problem.

How to successfully boot windows 7   after it fails to start on a new ASUS motherboard without having to reinstall:

1) go into the BIOS and change the SATA controller to IDE.

2) boot windows.

Problem solved. If this helped you, leave a comment!

I can't believe it took me an hour to find this information! I have a guess as to why it worked, the SATA AHCI drivers weren't loaded with the motherboard (we installed them afterwards from the disc that came with it). I'm assuming legacy IDE controllers don't require drivers. Such an annoying problem! Hopefully this is able to help someone else searching the vast internet for solutions! :)

source: http://www.w7forums.com/configure-sata-ide-ahci-t6435.html