HD installed with XP in Giga MB,not booting up in the originalP3
HD installed with XP in Giga MB based comp (comp No.1),not booting up in the originalP3 (Comp No.2) But another similar original machine's (Comp No.3)HD loaded with 98,when put into this comp (Comp No.2),boots fine. No other drive (CD ROM/floppy,USB drives) available/ works in this comp (comp No..2)
Tell me how to make that XP installed HD to go and work fine with the Comp No.2
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You need to have the boot drive set as the primary Partition. You can get iso's on line from several of the Linux distros that will boot and allow you to change this. It is free. You can also try Linux without changing your hard drive by booting from a DVD.
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You need to create a space for which to install Linux. That likely means resizing Windows. Partition Magic is a good Windows utility to accomplish this, although there is a Linux version called Gaprtedthat will do essentially the same thing. You download the Gparted live cd, burn to disk, and run it from your computer. You must go into "setup" and set your Bios to boot from CDROM before booting the Hard Drive. Once booted, follow the on screen instructions. Resize Windows, (but NOT before a thorough defrag of your Windows drive), and create a "blank space" for Linux. Afterward, boot your Linux distro, (RedHat 9 was a great distro, but a newer version of a Red Hat based distro would serve you better, sayCentOS or Fedora Core), and follow the online instructions. Good Luck!
MS Windows XP when installed to an HD will "marry" itself to the hardware of the original computer specifically the motherboard. Transplanting the HD to another PC with a different motherboard will result in a cycling blue screen of death or protective message requiring that you reboot. Running in Safe Mode will not also be allowed.
You need to re-install your OS (boot from CD) but choose the 2nd repair option rather than a new/clean install or the first repair option if you want to preserve your other applications as well as your settings/configuration. Doing this will allow the OS to install the new device drivers and delete the old ones.
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what i can suggest u is(1) boot from the cd first to do that at the starting of booting press del key in keyborad and u will go to cmos there u change the first boot priority to the cdrom then save and exit the setup put the xp cd in cdrom restart the computer and it will show like boot from cd windows xp... press enter it will boot and then follow the instructions or (2) else if u alredy have any operating system working on ur comp then go to the operating system and then put the xp cd the cd will auto run there it show u setup or install windows xp after that it will boot from there follow the instructions any of the comp can have windows xp might be u have got a non bootable disk then go to the(2)solution
Based of your post/description and assuming not hardware problem, you may have to set up the priority boot device in the BIOS to CD. This will tell your mb to look for a boot medium from the cd first. This is normally in the Advance Setup/1st Boot Device. Of course soon as installed, you have to boot from the HD next time. Good luck and kind regards.
This solution works on WIN98 and I don?t see a reason why it wont work on you
If there is something that you were missing you might want to check with anther expert. This solution is a little complex so I hope ill be able to explain it well enough:
1. Make a boot disk so u can format and install windows.
2. Define the new HD as MASTER and hook it up to "primary IDE"
3. Disconnect the SCSI and pull the board out.
4. Reset the comp from the boot disk u made (HD is connected)
5. Get in "bios settings" and make sure that the new HD is defined as "primary drive"
In the 1st IDE
6. Now, perform a FDisk on the new HD, define partitions, do a reset and format the HD
Install the operating system you wish to have, make sure it works well.
7. install the SCSI board and its HD make anther reset.
8. now the comp is supposed to make boot and recognize the SCSI, it is possible that you will need to define your system configurations but for that, regretfully, I cannot guide you
Although this is not necessarily have to happen.