can't boot Windows because of SATA driver

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  1. Englishlad

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    This seems pretty bad.

    I just manually replaced the Gigabyte SATA controllers with some Intel ones in Device Manager. This led to a BSOD and Windows will not boot, crashing 2 frames into the BSOD before it can even display it all.

    I just cleared System Restore (foolishly) to clear some space so I don't have that option. I do have several system back-ups, but I don't want to restore a back-up in its entirety, just borrow some drivers from it maybe.

    I've done an Anytime Upgrade from 7 Home Premium to 7 Pro, so my disc isn't going to match the installed system.

    My options seem limited. Can anyone help? I can boot a copy of Windows 8 on a very slow dying hard disk - if it's still working.

    Without System Restore can you still roll back drivers? Can I do this from Command Prompt somehow? Any help much appreciated! Thanks
     
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    Safemode not working?
     
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    Great idea! I forgot it existed. F10 wasn't it?
     
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    F8 :)
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    Thanks man, all fixed! "Last known good configuration that worked". I owe you :)
     
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    Make £1,000,000 out to: "Extraordinary" :D
     

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