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Swapped hard drive into new casw and now it wont boot up

Had a pc with an ECS 848p-a motherboard P4 that worked fine but it didn't have a hard drive (I removed it and never replaced it)..... my inlaws have a pc that is a P3, so I thought I would just swap their 160 mb Maxtor hard drive into the P4..... well, when I did this, everything boot up normally but then I get a blue error screen that says ---

a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

if this is the first time youve seen this stop error screen, restar your computer. if this screen appears agin, follow these steps:

check for viruses on your computer. remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. run chkdsk /f for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.

technical information:
***STOP: 0x0000007B (0XF9E48528, 0XC0000034, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)

If I reinstall the hard drive into the old P3 computer the hard drive boots right up..... I thought this would be an easy swap as the P4 worked fine before I removed the hard drive..... any suggestions

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  • johnvillas Feb 13, 2009

    these are both stand alone pc's...... both are BYOPC with different motherboards...... anything I can try in the P4 to make it recognize the hard drive...... the last hard drive swap out I did saw the hard drive imediately...



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This is due to a hardware conflict.
The system drivers on the hard drive are for the old mother board and devices,You will have to reinstall OS while it is install on the new mother board,The computer cannot boot to a drive that is loaded to another system unless all the devices and drive are identical.

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    Randy Hough Feb 13, 2009

    If you have another hard drive to boot from,You can hook the new drive up as a slave and once the computer boots to the first drive,go to my computer and you will see the new drive has been added,You can then copy the boot.ini and boot.inf files from the first drive to the new drive.(Don't delete the originals on the new drive,Just rename them to boot1.ini and boot1.inf )

    If you don't have another hard drive to boot from,You can boot from a recovery disk or OS disk.

    To repair a damaged Boot Sector from a recover or OS disk,boot to the recovery console and at the command prompt type FIXBOOT and press Enter. Then answer "Y"


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Are the 2 machine from the same maufacturer?
if you are trying to install a hard drive from one machine to another with different manufacturer, that is the error you will get. this is because of the hardware difference.
P4 with 160MB hard drive? what are you runing? terminal server?

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