I just fried my cheap ECS 650 SLI-T motherboard during a cpu upgrade. It was always giving me trouble when I was trying to change any hardware on it. no boot long beeps etc. This time it seems that it won't boot .. I get the long beeps (sign that the cpu is ok) even when ram is installed. So I desided to do a little upgrade along with the core 2 duo to Q9550 instead of spending hours to fix it. It seems hat the ram slots are loose too.
So enough with history. Can I do a Windows 7 repair (just like XP) and avoid the clean install?? because I recently formatted the pc after 4 years of pushing it to the edge with stupid software on boot disk and overclocking and I want to avoid the format for a second time in a month.
I'm getting the new mobo tomorrow so I need some tips on what I should do. I know the clean install IS THE SOLUTION but as I said.. I wan t to avoid it.
Since Windows 7 is a new (build 7600 if it helps) OS I'm giving 500 on this simple question