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Installing an old hardrive to a new computer

Hi, I want to unstall my old hardrive to a new computer I have built.New motherboard,cpu,memory etc. Once I boot up I can't get into windows. I changed the boot to CD first and put the windows disk in but it still goes to hrd disk. Please help

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Re: installing an old hardrive to a new computer

Depending on the BIOS type, there must be a method to disable IDE-0 from booting. If no method found, try booting from floppy disc and then run setup.exe from CD. Try to find this in the BIOS settings, then enable it again after you have fixed the Windows.

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Motherboard start new cpu

CPU Support List

Intel Core2 Duo - Model Q9400
1) Yorkfield Core technology
2) Built on the 45nm architecture
3) Natively uses a 1333MegaHertz Front Side Bus, (1333MHz FSB)

4) BIOS version -> F14

Uses the Intel P965 motherboard chipset,

Hmmm, states support for -> 65nm architecture processors

The Q9400 is based on the 45nm architecture.
I'm guessing the F14 BIOS version will allow support.

The voltage range of a Q9400 is .085 to 1.3625 Volts (DC)

What is the 'old' processor model number, and do you know the voltage range?

Did you get the Q9400 from a reputable source?

Have you been following Anti-Static Precautions?

Using CPU-Z from, and the old processor installed, is F14 reputed to be the BIOS version that is installed? Just want to make sure.

Sometimes it takes 3 to 4 times of a 'Hard Start', for BIOS to recognize a new Processor.
(Computer turned all the way off, not Restart. WAIT 1 minute, turn back on. Hard Start )

Still no?
What is the frequency rate ('Speed') of the DDR2 Sdram ram memory, you have installed?

Post back in a Comment.

(Bet you're going through some Thermal Paste, huh?)


Oct 25, 2012 | Intel Motherboard

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My computer does not start after installing new smps

its a very old motherbord.

1. check your smps is working.
2 . why you bought your new smps, broblem with older one, older one might have also damaged your motherbord .
3. if not try your old smps.
4. check ram etc.
5. if nothing work out time to buy a new one or second hand.

Mar 19, 2011 | Intel ASUS "P4SGX-MX" SiS650GX Chipset...

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Mother board is ak77 pro 133 vt8233 will not run xp proI

The BSOD (blue screen of death) usually means that a computer component has failed. This could be a hard disc drive, a memory module, the cpu, or the motherboard. I would start by checking out the hard drive first. See if it is spinning and not making any clicking sounds. Try replacing it if you have another one. Then check memory and cpu. Some people actually like having an old computer hanging around. They install Windows 98 in it so they can play old dos games and games that don't require a blazing fast processor! Good luck...Hank

Jan 09, 2010 | Acer AOpen AK77 Pro(A) (91.89A10.104)...

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Windows xp will not boot

If you just installed windows then take the cd out and let the computer reboot on its own. Windows will ask you to replace the OS disk later.

So just restart the computer with nothing in the CD drive.

Also make sure in BIOS that the Hard drive is the first boot device. Don't need the CD drive as first anymore.

See if that helps.


Jul 09, 2009 | Intel Motherboards

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Abit Fatal1y FP-IN9 Boot Problem!?

check your jumper settings. You can probably view jumper diagram online. Make sure all drivers are downloaded and up to date. Try placing windows installation disc in before booting pc. Also check boot setting to make sure hardrive boots second and cd boots first. Also make sure your hard drive jumper is set to master.

Jul 02, 2009 | Motherboards

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After installing new motherboard and processor my pc doesn't booting. no beeping, no display, no sound but it seem it works, because the cpu fan run well.

Hi achmadjanupe, please include in this post the manufacture & model number of your new motherboard. (That will help a lot).
You must first clear the cmos by moving the cmos jumper to clear & wait at least 10 seconds, than move the jumper back to normal. (See your manual for this).
After installing a new motherboard & CPU it is not uncommon for windows not to boot & you will not hear a POST beep. Try removing your system memory & reseating it. If you have an AGP or PCI-Express video card, do the same. If you are using the same hard disk drive from the older MB & CPU you'll have to do a fresh install of windows, (Including a format of your hdd). Its a very bad idea to install newer drivers over old drivers for a newer board.
The only exception to this would be if the new motherboard is exactly the same as the old motherboard. Once you gain display, go directly into the bios & make sure your hdd is listed in the boot order.
If your hard disk drive is large enough. You can add a new partition within the free space of your drive & install your new windows onto that partition. When you boot to your windows CD follow the instructions on screen to create a new partition within the free space of your hdd. By doing this you'll be able to save all the old data within your old windows drive. You'll be able to copy & past your old data over to your new installation. Once all your data has been copied to your new windows you can delete the old windows & old partition by booting again with the windows CD. Windows can delete the old partition.
There is far too much information, drivers & registry information already in windows. If you try to run your old windows with the new board it will go crazy & you’ll have nothing but trouble.

Good luck achmadjanupe!
This will take some time to complete.
I'm sure you may have more questions, post them here.

Jan 15, 2009 | Intel Motherboard

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Not booting up

The OS doesn't like all the changes that were made. To keep people from cloning hard drives and putting them in whatever machine they want, microsoft winxp recognizes even subtle changes, upgraded cpu, memory video cards etc.

  1. put the hard drive in the old machine
  2. run link
  3. Software
  4. click on Installed Program
  5. click on licenses
  6. .click on report
  7. quick report licenses html
  8. click on print
  9. select page 1
These are the key codes for your machine,
now put hard drive in new machine, boot with xp pro cd and choose repair option. re-enter key code when prompted and telephone Microsoft in activation wizard.

Apr 08, 2008 | EliteGroup GeForce 6100SM-M Motherboard

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Adding more memory

Yes and no. Depends on the motherboard and the type of memory. On some boards you have to add memory in pairs, others you can add one stick, then there's parity, etc, etc. Check the memory that's on the board, check the manual to see how it recommends you upgrade memory. One wrong stick can turn your new CPU into a nice end table.

Let us know what you find out.

Jan 02, 2008 | Motherboards

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Hi, trying to boot from your old drives is the problem.
The Boot sequence for your new board are different from the ol one. Your sequence to get your system going is to load the mobo drivers first, then run your XP disk again and at the second prompt select REPAIR this will run the same as a normal install but should save your existing data and settings.
One problem you may have is activating XP as Microsoft do not approve of multi installs and the new board will show as a different computer.
Regards mistyman

Nov 29, 2007 | Intel Motherboard

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