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Vista BSOD after new hard drive install

By chatch ·
I just upgraded my hard drive from a samsung spinpoint hm160hi to the WD 320gb scorpio black. I used acronis true image to restore the partition structure and all files. I had windows 7 installed along with vista(vista is on partition 0). I tried to boot vista, and it gave me a BSOD with error code 0x7E. I tried windows 7, and it detected the new hard drive and continued booting normally. I think vista is trying to load the old SATA drivers for the new disk. how do i swap out the old drivers for the new ones? or is this not even the problem? any advice is appreciated. Also, windows startup recovery returns no errors of course.

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Probably the easiest

by Jacky Howe In reply to Vista BSOD after new hard ...

is to **** away W7 and then try Vista. I think that W7 has overwritten the bootloader. Try that and then do a startup repair. Vista if it was on first will be on Disk0, Partition 1.

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Is there a way to make vista detect new hardware?

by chatch In reply to Probably the easiest

Is there a way i can make vista detect all new hardware on the next reboot? I am on the old hard drive for the moment. should i uninstall all the ATA and hard disk drivers?

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What new

by Jacky Howe In reply to Is there a way to make vi ...

hardware are you talking about. I thought that you had just swapped hard drives. If the old drive and the new drive are both Sata it shouldn't matter. You could try and clone Vista on it's own.

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new hardware

by chatch In reply to What new

I was talking about the new hard drive. i will try to put on the vista bootloader all over.

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Let us know how you get on

by Jacky Howe In reply to new hardware

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Faulty restore

by chatch In reply to Let us know how you get o ...

I'm starting to think some of the files restored onto that partition were not copied correctly. I am re-transferring the data. hopefully this will work.

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UGH I HATE VISTA

by chatch In reply to Vista BSOD after new hard ...

I ended up downloading the HP recovery disk from a private torrent tracker and reinstalling vista home premium. my hard drive transfer rate has gone up from 35mb/s to 50, and it sure makes a difference!

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