Question about Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop
My 4 yr old Dell 4600 finally died...power supply issue. I tried replacing the Seagate 30Gb hard drive in my Compaq Presario 5000 with the Seagate 80Gb hard drive from the Dell. I first got the "loading PBR for descriptor 2....done" issue. Then went to the recovery console and tried FIXBOOT...no effect and then FIXMBR. After FIXMBR, the "error loading operating system" is coming up in black screen. Any ideas on how I can get XP to run and the hard drive to function normally in the Compaq? Is the BIOS in the Compaq not compatible with the 80Gb hard drive from the Dell? Will it ever work?
Try reinstalling Windows on the 80GB HD in the Compaq.
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
It is impossible to do that
there can only be one operating system.
you will need a different hard drive with windows on it
Posted on Dec 10, 2008
If you take a hard drive for one computer to another the windows wil have to be reinstalled as windows looks at the hardware configuation and if it doesn not match, will not run. If the 20 gb hard is working , reinstall it then using backup software back it up to another hard drive.That will work. Personally I use" Acronis true home" software to change a hard drive but their are other wil also work. Some backup and transfer softwware even come with the replacment hard drives.
Posted on Dec 10, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive
Test the leads that attach to your ((hard drive from the motherboard)) or replace all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA and the ones that attach from your ((motherboard to hard drive))
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they are probably old and faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
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