Replace motherboard, without having to do an inplace upgrade of XP.
Posted on 2004-10-23
This is something that has shite-ed me for quite while now, Every time I replace motherboards I get a BSOD boot screen and the computer wont boot, requireing a reinstall XP repair installation that usually takes 1/2 hour at best.
I'm guess its something to do with specific IDE drivers or what not that are different on the motheboards being swaped.
Is there a simple way to strip the device manager settings/registry to a default state that would allow a new motherboard to be configured with out the need for the XP reinstall. I don't care that I will get a product activation request again, its the time waste of the reinstall thats turning my hair grey.