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PowerQuest DriveImage 2002




I use DriveImage to restore my computer's disk etc.. when I do something stupid and can't even BOOT.

Can I use a disk image to restore the image if I change out the Motherboard from a Soyo Dragon Plus (KT266A) to a Soyo Dragon KT333 Ultra?

Will the difference in motherboards make the computer lock up?

Any help would be appreciated.


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Well. I would think that u could use DriveImage to restore ur system after u change motherboard. I also think the difference in the motherboards shouldn't cause ur system to lock up. I hope this helps u


No, you confused me.

First you said I could restore the computer after changing out the boards and then you say it would cause the computer to lock up.

Sorry, I need someone who can tell me if this will work or not.


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It should, just dont plug the hard drive into the IDE3/4. The Dragon Plus as a Promise RAID Controller and the Dragon Ultra has a HighPoint RAID controllner. If you plug the drives into the IDE1/2 normal channels it should work fine (heck, i went from a 533MHz Compaq to a Dragon Plus without a reinstall).


Bob S

When I upgrade, I generally try to use a MB with the same manufacturer and chip set. If you do that you should have very little trouble. If you upgrade and the board needs different drivers/patches than are on your image, you may have a few more problems, but I would think nothing that can not be fixed by loading what is needed. Except your old stuff will be there and there may be conflicts.

To make a generic statement that all will be fine or that you will not lock up is not possible. depends on what you do and upgrade to. Bottom line, hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.

Good luck


I agree that you should be okay to make and image and then swap out the mainboard. However you should update the mainboard drivers and any applicable BIOS updates once it's installed.

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