Help with restore after motherboard replacement
by wgoforth - 2/17/11 8:29 PM
I put this request under "Desktops" but think I had it in the wrong place, mods please feel free to delete it. Thanks Issues as follows:
I have a 4 year old HP running XP. Today, it would not post, and seems to be the motherboard. Took it to a PC shop. They are telling me that if the replace the motherboard, they have to wipe the hard drive as the new MB would have a different chip set. I told them that was OK, as I have a backup drive running ACRONIS TRUE IMAGE that I can restore from. Again, he said that would reinstall the prior chip set drivers.
Is this correct? So is there nothing I can do to get back my hard drive info from the backup drive when a MB is replaced? Somehow this doesn't sound quite right.
appreciate thoughts and help.