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I switched my IDE hard drive into another computer that is a little more up to date. computer boots, passes post, shows these options " safe mode, safe mode with networking and command prompt. start windows normally, last known good configuration." i have tried all of the options and when ever i choose one, it'll go light black but wont do anything.. Also the dvd drive i installed wont read my windows disk and isn't recognized in bios. I connected the ide cable and the power cable. HELP?

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Hello,
you have a problem with load sequence of your hard drives. Original hard drive of your new computer should be the first hard drive to boot, but i suspect that newly installed hard drive takes precedence and that also impacts your dvd drive.
To correct this problem you need to enter computer BIOS. For this you need to press F1 or Del (typically but not always) soon after you power on your computer. BIOS setup instructions. First option in BIOS menu will talk about Standard Setup. One of the options under the menu will be boot sequence, but it can be slightly different based on your motherboard model. You need to set your DVD drive as first device, hard drive that was on this PC before you added older drive as 2nd and your IDE hard drive as 3rd.
If above didn't work... Older IDE drives have a small switch on them and if you can't select drive in correct order in BIOS you may have to remove hard drive you added and change position of that switch. There are 3 options: Master, Slave and Cable select. You may want to use Cable Select that is also can be done by removing the switch. After you change position of the switch, reinstall disk and try BIOS settings again.

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As the Windows installation is installed on the first computer hardware configuration and now it is moved to another computer hardware configuration, ie another computer. It will not work as Microsoft prohibits moving/changing hardware configurations to the extent of another computer system.

In your case you will have to return the hard drive to your original computer and then backup your files. Then this hard drive needs to be formatted, all data will be lost. Then the hard drive can be install in the better computer and a fresh installation may be performed. However you will need to read the terms and conditions of your Windows License Agreement to see if this is indeed possible.

With regards to the DVD drive, it needs to be connected on the IDE2 port, right at the end of the IDE bus/ribbon. There are 3 positions a longer length and 2 shorter lengths.
Long side plugs into the mainboard, the middle one is left open and the shorter end one is plugged into your DVD Drive.
Ensure that the jumper located between the power and IDE port of the DVD drive is set to the Master Position. The details can be found on the label on top of the DVD drive.

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