Question about IBM Deskstar 22GXP (DJNA-371350) 13.5 GB Hard Drive
I took the old hard drive out of my old computer which was an HP w/pentium II and installed it into a gateway w/ pentiumIII. I want to use the HP harddrive to boot because of the windowsXP profesional on it. but it only recegnises the HP as- storage device. waht can i do to fix it
Hi, Have you checked the boot sequence in bios? Make sure it is booting from the hard drive first. If that still doesn't work, maybe it's because this is a different motherboard that you are installing the hard drive to. You might need to obtain a win xp cd and perform a repair of the Operating System or just wipe all data off (if you don't need any on it) and do a fresh install of windows xp.
Posted on May 25, 2007
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Click on the "Advanced Options" button when the Windows recovery manager appears. Choose the "System Recovery" option from the list and click on "Next."
Click "No" to decline using the Microsoft system restore and click "Next." Note that HP computers have their own restore system.
Click on "Back up your files first (recommended)." Click on "Next." Follow the instructions given to you by the recovery manager for backing up your files.
This is your opportunity to back up any important or original files before you reset the HP computer to its original settings.
Save these files to removable storage devices such as DVD disks, CD disks, alternative hard drives (that you are not performing a system reset on) or flash drives.
Click on "Next" when the screen reads "Recover without backing up your files." Note that after you proceed with this step, you will lose any and all information on your Hard Drive that you did not back up.
Restart your computer after it has finished the recovery procedure. Visit the HP Support and drivers website and click on the option that says "Download drivers and software (and firmware)." Enter your computer model number (find this on the front of your tower) and press "Enter."
Download the most recent drivers and save them on your desktop. Double-click the driver package and follow the on-screen instructions to install the drivers.
Insert your removable storage device that contains the files that you backed up. Copy the files to the appropriate places on your hard drive.
hope this helps
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