Windows XP runs only in safe mode Help pls

February 25, 2011 at 11:21:26
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Since my cd-drive died on one of my computers, I took out the hard drive of it and used it on another computer in order to reinstall Windows XP. The installation went perfectly well and I am able to start Windows XP on the computer where I reinstalled it. But, when i put back the hard drive into the old PC, it loads to the part where the bars go on, and then restarts without opening Windows. I am able though to start it in safe mode. PLS HELP, how can I make it run in normal mode too?

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February 25, 2011 at 11:46:46
You have to install XP on the hard drive when it is in the machine its intended for - the install process loads the correct drivers for the machine its installed on, which causes your problem when putting drive back in other machine (you're lucky it even starts in safe mode). You should take the optical drive out of another machine & put it into the one you want to install windows on (you can always put it back later - or buy a replacement, not expensive).

You will also need any drivers windows doesn't have (typically might be graphics, sound and/or network, perhaps chipset).

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