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New mobo, old Win 7 install, can't get any ports to work once Windows loads.

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1 year ago#1
I have an old install of Windows 7 on an SSD that boots up fine and everything works before Windows loads...the mouse, keyboard, drives, etc. all power up and are usable. When Windows starts up, every port loses power and stops working, so I'm stuck at the login screen.

I know this is likely from the previous motherboard drivers, so I need to get to a point of installing the new ones, but since I can't get into Windows I can't do so. Is there a way around this without doing a fresh install of Windows?

I've tried booting in safe mode and such, but still nothing works.
1 year ago#2
You really need to just do a fresh install of Windows. Find Windows 8 and put Start8 on it while you're at it, it's the same as windows 7 but plays nicer with SSDs.
1 year ago#3
Always reinstall Windows when upgrading the mobo to ensure maximum stability.

You can try putting your other mobo back in, and then uninstalling all of the drivers specific to that mobo.
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1 year ago#4
I plan to do that, but have some stuff I'd like to get off the drive first, and having to do a separate install, then another clean install just to get some files off the drive seems like a lot of work.
1 year ago#5
Such is the nature of the beast when it comes to motherboard upgrades...
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1 year ago#6
MasterDonGero posted...
Always reinstall Windows when upgrading the mobo to ensure maximum stability.

You can try putting your other mobo back in, and then uninstalling all of the drivers specific to that mobo.


I don't have the old one.

There's really no way to just get a mouse and keyboard to work with Windows and a new mobo? Seems odd it can't just plug and play.
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1 year ago#7
The old mobo's drivers don't work with the new mobo's USB ports, and since they're installed, Windows can't install its generic drivers. It's not odd at all.
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1 year ago#8
Don't be dense, it seems odd there's no way around it without a fresh install of Windows or a method to get generic drivers to work for basic I/O.
1 year ago#9
buy a sata-to-usb cable to transfer the files you want
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1 year ago#10
SexCEman posted...
Don't be dense, it seems odd there's no way around it without a fresh install of Windows or a method to get generic drivers to work for basic I/O.

We're sorry for being so dense, could you please enlighten us how to do this oh wise one?
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