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  • SharkyForums.Com - Print: Installing new Mobo/Process should I re-format?

    Installing new Mobo/Process should I re-format?
    By jmike April 15, 2001, 10:36 PM

    I'm jumping from a Celeron 333 to an 1Ghz T-bird on a KT7a-RAID. My roomate made a similar upgrade and just plugged every thing up and it went on about it's business. I am making a bigger jump in speed and memory and I also run a WD 20GB@7200rpm, so should I go ahead and backup and dump?

    By Mr_CPU April 15, 2001, 11:02 PM

    quote:Originally posted by jmike:
    I'm jumping from a Celeron 333 to an 1Ghz T-bird on a KT7a-RAID. My roomate made a similar upgrade and just plugged every thing up and it went on about it's business. I am making a bigger jump in speed and memory and I also run a WD 20GB@7200rpm, so should I go ahead and backup and dump?

    You can try it without reformatting but I would think you might run into trouble with the different chipsets....intel/via. If it doesnt work then reformat. I have in the past went into device manager and removed what controllers I could then shut down and made the switch without a problem (once) then one other time I screwed that up and ended up reformatting. Good Luck. Let us know how it works for you.

    By Waterman April 15, 2001, 11:15 PM

    The only way to find out is to try it without reformating. Most times you can, but some time you can't. Did it today on my A7V133 and it only took about 5 tries to get all things working. ATA 100, video card, network card chipset all had to be redone but data survived. Best of luck.

    By jmike April 15, 2001, 11:29 PM

    Thanks for the quick replys! I'll be backing up in a few min just in case it fails. I'll post tommorrow and tell how it goes!

    By Erkki April 16, 2001, 06:45 AM

    Why is it necessary to reformat anyway? I just delete all files related to Windows and install it again.

    PS. I just did this last week, and when I had deleted everything - I found out that the Abit KT7A was not able to boot from the Windows CD... So I had to find a bootable floppy disk (luckily I had one from before).

    Strange though, as I never had problems booting from CD-ROMs with my Chaintech 6BTM.

    Erkki

    By Mandorallen of Molynnr April 16, 2001, 06:53 AM

    quote:Originally posted by jmike:
    I'm jumping from a Celeron 333 to an 1Ghz T-bird on a KT7a-RAID. My roomate made a similar upgrade and just plugged every thing up and it went on about it's business. I am making a bigger jump in speed and memory and I also run a WD 20GB@7200rpm, so should I go ahead and backup and dump?

    Go into Windows safe mode, then device manager from there. Delete ALL drivers possible there and then restart. That should work.


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