I just installed a new motherboard in to my PC and now Windows crashes when it tries to start up. I understand that Windows has diffuculty with recognizing new motherboards when the drivers for an old one are still installed. Problem is, when I try to run Windows recovery from either the hard drive it tells me 'Windows failed to start' and that a recent hardware change may be the problem. OK. So I tried to boot from my Windows 7 CD to run a recovery off of that but it still gives me the same error 'Windows failed to start' I'm a bit baffled as to how I get past this point... I have all my important files backed up on another hard drive so I would just re-install Windows if I could but I can't even get to a menu to give me the option of wiping my hard drive. One of my buddies suggested just going out and buying a new, blank hard drive and installing Windows on that but I would rather not. Any suggestions?
New motherboard is ASUS M4A785-M
Running Windows 7 64bit (non OEM)
Thanks! - Nathan