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Recently I had to change the motherboard(different manufacturer and chipset) on one of my computers and now windows 7 wont start. I would like to avoid reinstalling windows from scratch since it would take me a couple of days at least to get it to the same state.

So, my question is: How can I, from the command prompt of the recovery menu, uninstall the old motherboard drivers(and maybe graphics, ethernet and sound, just to be sure)? and should that not be enough, how can I manually install the new ones from the same CMD prompt?

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Have you tried a repair install? – Phillip R. Jul 23 '12 at 0:29
Did you try booting in safe mode? (via F8). That should disable most drivers. If that works you can either manually deinstall a lot of drivers or use sysprep to remove all of them. – Hennes Jul 23 '12 at 0:35
In the recovery console you can use the "disable" command to disable drivers and services. Use "listsvc" to get a list of the services and drivers installed. – bZezzz Jul 23 '12 at 0:39
Sadly I don't have the installation disk(only the system repair disk that came with the computer) and that only takes me to the system recovery options. Safe mode doesn't work either. And I'll try to use the "disable" command now, I'll tell you if that worked. – Artanis Jul 23 '12 at 0:39
Command prompt doesn't recognize the "listsvc" and "disable" commands, it's weird because I logged in with the administrator account. Dunno if related, but it cant find "ntbtlog.txt" either. – Artanis Jul 23 '12 at 0:45

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