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I am having trouble with the hard drive I think

I got the Compaq Persario 5000T computer from a friend of mine for free, The only thing is that he wanted to keep the old hard drive. Which I had two in my old computer. So I tried to replace it with a MAXTOR 9 GB hard drive. When I boot up the computer it reconizes the hard drive but it will only go to a black screen with a blinking line in the top left corner. I even ran a test on the hard drive and it says that it is working good.

 

I have been told by another friend that it might be because I have Windows XP on my hard drive and the old drive had ME. Is the hard drive not compatable or is it another problem?

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The hardware serial numbers and drivers that are recorded on the hard drive that you have installed relates to the other pc and windows will not boot because of a major hardware change.

 

You will need to set your cd drive as first boot device, insert XP cd, press enter to boot from it when prompted and then allow system files to install.

 

When that has finished you will need to press R for repair and not Enter;  and and the system files will be re written and allow windows to boot

 

Any files or docs will not be lost as it's only a repair not a full installation.

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The first thing that u replace the hard drive right from ur pc to the one u got from ur friend>what happend is ur hard drive is configured for ur mother board>and the mother board of the pc that u got from ur friend is configured for the hard drive so u can not use ur hard drive untill u format it

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