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Help, swapped hard drive to New computer and gives BSOD.

StarryWarry
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Ok so I swapped a hard drive in my previous computer to a new computer thinking it would work fine. It is giving me a BSOD and saying some kind of driver error. Is there anyway to update driver's without a clean install of Windows? I already tried the start up repair that didn't work.

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of course it would crash if the system is changed.

The most crucial part is Motherboard and CPU, that would caused bsod, if drastically different (example intel to amd)

solution 1: do a repair , plug win install drive, and then select repair installation.

solution 2: go to safe mode in the old pc and uninstall devices especially chipset drivers.

windows 10 have a feature that will reset all driver so you can move it to a new pc, but i don't remember the name.

make sure both PC have the same bios configurations:

- UEFI / Legacy boot

- AHCI sata enabled / disabled

- Fastboot enabled / disabled

if all failed, the best way is just to install fresh.

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If it's win7 then just use Paragon Adaptive Restore 2010 boot usb and use its fix boot option.

If it's win10 then let me know (it should be even less sensitive if we're talking about hardware change, so I assume that you swap drive with win7). Acronis universal restore may be what you'll need.

 

@SupaKomputa: Not "of course". In 95% cases it works without problem. How many times you do that in the past so you said that it can't work? I bet never.

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@homeap5 I say most of the time when i changed the platform drastically without preparing the transfer.

I switches platform a lot, from amd to intel back and forth, pc to pc, laptop to laptop. from windows 3.1 to windows 10.

Usualy if the chipset is the same there wouldn't be any problem, but different computer may have different chipset.

Therefore you cannot just plug it in and expect to run straight away.

At least do a repair installation.

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I would say the only reason for that is the different controller driver used by windows 10, you should change the controller standard from IDE to SATA/AHCI or vice-versa

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