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I just put in a new IDE Hard drive, motherboard sees it, but will not allow me to get to windows(XP was installed on previous machine) in amy mode...

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  • Brackstone Oct 06, 2008

    Welli it is a start, however, the computer is not reading from the XP disc either.

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    David May 11, 2010

    Have you installed windows on it

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If this hard drive was in another machine and windows was installed on it, that will usually cause a problem unless both machines have very similar motherboards. Windows is very touchy about hardware and you will probably need to do a repair install and worst case scenario a full install - with a full install you will loose all data on the drive unless you have backed it up.

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What ur sayin is ,,the windows xp thats on the hdd ,,was put on the hdd while in another cpu,, now its in that computer,, if thats the case,a lot of times when thats done,, its tryin to load the other cpu,, in other words ,, its sein things are diffrent ,, causing problems ,,ur best bet is 2 reboot ,,load ur windows disk and fresh copy on that hdd,, ,,,,hope that was helpful,, thanks

Posted on Oct 05, 2008

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