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Windows not booting

My friend gave me an epox computer, I put my harddrive in it and started it up. It recognizes the drive, but will not boot windows xp. The drive worked perfectly in my hp computer. What should I do?

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The problem is that your trying to use a hard drive with an operating system that was installed on a different computer, there will be all kinds of problems with that. Format the drive and do a clean install of windows and that should fix your problem. Hope this helps

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