hdd wont work

February 15, 2010 at 19:13:11
Specs: Windows XP
Someone crashed my old computer's motherboard, i got the hdd to work once the way it used to be, now i can't gt it to work on any computer, what do i do?

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February 15, 2010 at 19:17:54
Do you mean your OS wont load when you have connect the
HDD to another motherboard?

If so windows sometimes has issues if it is connect to different
hardware e.g motherboard after its intalled onto something else..

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February 15, 2010 at 20:00:52
If the Windows installation was installed on a drive when it was connected to a different mboard, and you installed the drive on this mboard with that same Windows installation on that drive, if the mboard hardware (main chipset, I/O chip. etc.) of the mboard you now have it connected to is more than a little different, it is common that Windows will not load all the way, however, that usually does not cause a re-booting loop. What you typically see is the first bit of Windows graphics, then a black screen, blinking cursor top left, and nothing further happens. IF AND ONLY IF nothing is wrong with the computer or it's components otherwise, you can fix that situation by running a Repair installation of Windows from the XP CD, without losing the personal setttings and the data you have added to the partition Windows was installed on.

You will need a Windows CD of the same version as the one of your Windows installation, Home or Pro, and the Product Key, preferably the one that was used to install it, but it can be one for the same version as the one of your Windows installation.

What was the dead mboard in ? A generic system, or a brand name system?
Are you trying to get it to work on a replacemnt mboard in that system?

What computer are you trying to get it to work on now? A generic system, or a brand name system?

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