Mobo replacement

Hi, I have a faulty mainboard on 865PE chipset I bought a new one diffnt maker same chipset 865PE should I reformat the HD so I can get it to run on the new mobo or not?
EvecaduAsked:
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BjornEricssonCommented:
Usually this is not needed but it a good practice to do so.
As long as your hdd is detected in the BIOS and is set as a master it shouldn't be any problems.
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_Commented:
What OS are you running?
Even though it is the same chipset, using the new mobo drivers would be a good idea, and you should be able to do it without formatting the HD.
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nobusCommented:
it depends on what OS you are running, win98 recognises the changes in many cases, and corrects them, however win xp does not like that :


http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;nl;314070                  
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EvecaduAuthor Commented:
Actually I reformarted the HDD using the faulty mobo and now the mobo is so messed up that It doesnt recognizes the HDD it''s stuck and I have a 200 gb WD disk and when I triy to format the disk it says that I have a 130 Gb disk altouhg it show that a have 190 Gb free (crazy!!!)  Anyways it hasnt been properly formatted so I was thinking on just switching the mobo
What u think?
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nobusCommented:
Limits : Look at

http://www.dewassoc.com/kbase/hard_drives/hard_drive_size_barriers.htm

Concerning the 137 GB limit however, look here :

http://wdc.custhelp.com/      
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techsupport101Commented:
I would recommend formating and reinstalling Windows on your new motherboard. When
you purchase a new motherboard, it comes with different ethernet controllers, usb controllers, SATA controllers etc. It is a real hassle to uninstall all of your old drivers, and install the new ones on the same old windows install. It will be much easier to Reinstall windows and start fresh.
Good Luck!
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ErictronikCommented:
Well I totally approve your solution techsupport101 !!!
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_Commented:
You might have to get the WD harddrive diags to clean this up.

http://support.wdc.com/download/
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moduloCommented:
PAQed with no points refunded (of 125)

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