I know that this question has already been asked here
but the author didn't have a specific problem, and I do, so I'm hoping this counts as "different enough" to be its own question.
(and this KB is not helpful: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976)
Problem: I swapped motherboards on a desktop with a dead motherboard. Boards are nearly identical (same chipset, front side bus, and pretty much everything else) but SATA controllers are different.
Vista won't boot, it gives me the error referenced in the above KB article. However, since I can't boot into windows at all, the instructions are not helpful. I have tried the bios in both AHCI and SATA modes already.
The problem is the error, "STOP 0x0000007B" which, on XP, could be easily fixed with a repair install. However, as I've found from trying to boot from a Vista DVD with SP1 slipstream, (and also, sorry to admit it, from reading a post on EE), Vista does not allow you to run an upgrade install from the CD.
So, how do I go about fixing this problem? Anybody ever done it successfully?