Question about Quantum Fireball Lct20 (QML20000LD-A) 20 GB Hard Drive
I am trying to switch out my old quantum fireball lct 15 20 from an old compaq Presario into a newer computer with a faster processor. I can not get the newer computer to start up windows off of the hard-drive, even though it seems to recognize it in the BIOS. Can anyone help?
When Windows (XP?) was installed in the Quantum Fireball LCT1520 of the old Compaq Presario, the OS was married to the hardware specifically the motherboard/chipset. When it was removed and transplanted to the newer PC, the OS would be looking for the old hardware settings/configuration and since the new PC has a different motherboard and therefore cannot find the old hardware, it would loop/reboot continuously and/or BSODs.
One method of getting the old HD to work in the new PC is to do a clean/new install of the OS.
If for some reason you prefer to use the old OS in the old HD with its settings/configuration, you can try to do a repair/re-install. The procedure is similar to installing a clean/new OS except that you should opt for the 2nd repair choice (not the R or first repair option). This should retain most if not all of your old applications/settings while installing new Windows files.
Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
Good luck and kind regards.
Posted on Jan 22, 2008
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