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    Re: Upgrade causes random problems. help!

    Have you tried unplugging all of the drives too??


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    Re: Upgrade causes random problems. help!

    Yeah i took out 1 module and I'm into bios. There is 1 beep, it shows the splash screen then anotehr beep and it gives me f1 f2 and a badchecksum thing. Obviously windows is broken, no problem but I cant boot from DVD... It wont let me.
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    Re: Upgrade causes random problems. help!

    Ok, the dvd drive is broken. Weird. But k. Im on the pc now and it doesn't recognise that the drive is a dvd drive or that there's a disk in - this is with me putting the disk in manually - so I'll order a new one. I guess.
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    Re: Upgrade causes random problems. help!

    damn. although, if you have another dvd unit (laptop etc) you can install 7 from usb

    edit: if you have a big enough usb thingy

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    Re: Upgrade causes random problems. help!

    Quote Originally Posted by nibbler View Post
    Ok, the dvd drive is broken. Weird. But k. Im on the pc now and it doesn't recognise that the drive is a dvd drive or that there's a disk in - this is with me putting the disk in manually - so I'll order a new one. I guess.
    if you've got a spare pc and at least a 4gb flash drive you can create a bootable usb to install windows from while you wait for the new dvd drive. good guide here

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    Re: Upgrade causes random problems. help!

    Dvd drive is not stuffed. Just inconsistent it would seem. Mucking about at the moment but If I'm getting an SSD within a couple of weeks I might just wait till then.
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    Re: Upgrade causes random problems. help!

    has the mobo got SB710? I had a couple of issues with mine - it wouldn't recognise the DVD drive if it was open during boot... so perhaps your DVD drive was stuck a bit open so it wasn't registering or something? *shrug* Unusual set of problems... although I'm not entirely surprised that windows didn't boot given such a big change of components (swapping a motherboard and CPU will often end up needing a new install, ime...)

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    Re: Upgrade causes random problems. help!

    It did boot but won't any more. totally fine, but I need to reinstall windows which I can't. Sigh.
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