|anmor, dude, windows xp does NOT only come on CD, they come on dvd as well. that's for one thing. now miklamf is telling us 'suspend/hibernate', but what he really means, is HANG. |
your computer hangs, it gets stuck. that's why you have to power down by long press of the power button. if it's using the same power supply it was using before you swapped cd with dvd, chances are your power supply is probably ok.
here's my humble advice:
use only the dvd rom on both pcs, but i don't see how that would help you, because you would install xp 100% on the second pc, therefore installing the default chipset drivers on the hard disk. so when you put that hd back in the first pc, you will most likely get a blue screen and reboots and hangs. rarely, it works. but not really.
so put all hard disks back to their original pc's, then set them to master, and use primary IDE for them. then, take the dvd rom, make it MASTER as well, but plug its cable into IDE 2. when your system boots, it should read: found primary master hard disk and found secondary master dvd rom. then install xp and let me know how it went. stop messing with master/slave setting jumpers man, one hd = master on ide1, one dvd rom= master on ide2.
i hope you're not using sata ? i keep talking about IDE ..
I always say it's best to doublecheck.