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Boot Issue Moving Vista Partition to new system

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Old 03-17-2007
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Boot Issue Moving Vista Partition to new system
New System Specs:
MSI K8M890M2-V MB
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Socket 939 CPU
VIA K8M890 chipset
2 WD 120GB SATA HD (RAID Mirrored)
2 Ultra1024MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz Memory

I installed my Vista upgrade without a hitch on my previous 32bit system. I
decided to upgrade my hardware configuration. Since moving the hard drives to
the new system, I have been unable to boot Vista. I have tried the auto
repair options to no avail. The Vista partition is found and read by the
Repair routine. I can even access it from the command prompt in the repair
options screen.

When I try to boot in Safe Mode, the boot dies when it tries to load the
crcdisk.sys file. When I boot to the BSOD, the error is a 0x0000007B which I
believe to be a disk driver issue. I have loaded the latest VIA SATA RAID
drivers at the repair screen, but I am not sure that that process actually
sets those drivers up to be loaded at subsequent boots from the installed
partition versus the DVD?

I thought about trying a clean install, but apparently, since my product key
is for an upgrade version, I must start the install under Windows. I also
have a Vista backup image file on an external HD so I can at least keep
coming back to where I started. :-)

I have tried disabling all the integrated peripherials to be sure that there
is not a failure there. I am using the onboard VGA for video for the moment.

Any other suggestions to get me back up? Also, presuming that I can get past
my current boot issue, can I upgrade my 32bit Vista installation to the 64bit
Vista?

Thanks, like most folks, I have spent several more days than I had to give
up on this issue. Any help is greatly appreciated!
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Old 03-17-2007
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Re: Boot Issue Moving Vista Partition to new system
LewT wrote:
[...]
> I thought about trying a clean install, but apparently, since my product key
> is for an upgrade version, I must start the install under Windows...


I can't help you with the driver questions, but I believe that statement
isn't correct. If you have the regular Vista install DVD you can do a
clean install without entering any key at all and you have 30 days to
validate. In your case you will need to do a telephone validation
anyway because you are making major hardware changes.
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Old 03-19-2007
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Re: Boot Issue Moving Vista Partition to new system
I finally gave up on getting the existing partition to work and decided to do
a clean install. As I feared, the product activation wizard on the clean
install now informs me that my product id is already in use and offers to
allow me to purchase another. There is no offer nor information concerning a
telephone validation.

"Don" wrote:

> LewT wrote:
> [...]
> > I thought about trying a clean install, but apparently, since my product key
> > is for an upgrade version, I must start the install under Windows...

>
> I can't help you with the driver questions, but I believe that statement
> isn't correct. If you have the regular Vista install DVD you can do a
> clean install without entering any key at all and you have 30 days to
> validate. In your case you will need to do a telephone validation
> anyway because you are making major hardware changes.
>

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