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Swapping a hard drive

I have a compaq presario with a bad hard drive and a emachine with a bad motherboard. Can I use the hard drive from the emachine in the Compaq and do I need to Dban it first.

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  • goodtime1 Nov 01, 2008

    I did this and all the drivers installed but the "blue screen of death" popped up. It did go away after I presses a key on the keyboard. Does that mean that theres a virus or possibly the disk ic corrupt some how?

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 You should be able to use that Hard Drive in the Compaq. Once transferred, you might be have to download the drivers to make sure all your devices work. I would recomend that you format the drive and reinstall windows.

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  • Joe Sehl Nov 01, 2008

      Blue Screens can be caused by  faulty memory, components running hot, power supply issues,  or even poorly written device drivers or hardware that is malfunctioning.  With windows XP, Im more leaning toward a device driver issue. A Blue Screen should have a message displayed stating an error code. Right down this error message as it might give you some info as to what the problem might stem from.
     
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