Windows Vista 64 fails to boot after motherboard replacement
Posted on 2011-09-21
My Asus Rampage formula motherboard failed and have quickly replaced it with an ASUS P5G41T-M LX. I have 2 drive 500Gb drives one acts as a mirror. Both fail to boot with the new motherboard after post. I have tried using the Vista repair facility from the CD to no avail. I cycled the repair until Vista gave up!. I have a recent backup i can restore from on my NAS. I was thinking my only option was a clean install on the mirror, but am now aware that a previously installed vista wont let you do that.
Originally I had thes drives set up in a Raid configuration with intel matrix storage software from new. A previous motherboard (identical Asus Rampage Formula) failed under warrenty and the Raid configuration was lost. I then made do with mirrorfolder as i was unable to get access to reformat the drives and start again - sloppy i know!
I am assuming that this motherboard supports Vista64?
I am also now painfully aware that Vista wont repair Hardware problems/changes having read windows guide on this facility.
What are my options? Is there a code workaround? I have various PCs on a network available (non running vista though) and i need a quick response. I need to restore this PC to an as was condition quickly.