Originally Posted by ConcreteWaves
How can I backup my harddrive if the computer is not turning on? o.O That's why i'm doing a mobo swap.
So i'm going from an Intel(R) Board to a DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D 939 nForce4 AMD with an AMD Athlon x2 64 from an Intel chip.
So I'm going to need to backup everything and reinstall OS? Or just configure BIOS? or wha wha? This is going down tomorrow so some answer before mid afternoon tomorrow would be appreciated. Otherwise >.> I'm wingin it. LOL.
If anyone can give me a step by step process to what I need to do, would be great.
Go to a local computer store and get them to backup all the data you need on the hard drive, or alternatively you could get a friend to hook it up to his computer and backup what you need on a few dvd's or a external hard drive.
Then just reinstall you operating system once the computer is all hooked up, which basically involves going into bios by pressing the del key at startup and setting the first boot device to your cd drive. Then reboot ad follow the instructions, once you install all the drivers for your motherboard and put all your data back on the new computer you all good.
Also you need to upgrade the bios to support the amd x2, you can follow the instructions on the DFI site for that, unless you gettin a killer deal it might be better to get a x2 and cheap am2 socket motherboard.