hdd corrupted windows stops loading

March 16, 2011 at 00:27:30
Specs: Windows 7
i used a hdd on a dell dimension e520. hdd=seagate 80gb. i bought a new computer with i7 ,intel desktop board ,ram ddr2 4 gig kingston, 1tb wd hdd. it was working properly. i tried the new computer with myold hdd. windows xp stopped starting up halfway n displayed the blue screen. why?

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#1
March 16, 2011 at 00:51:12
Because you cannot transplant an XP or later operating system drive into a completely different hardware environment without performing as a minimum a repair install before trying to boot it.

XP is configured only for the hardware environment it was installed in. Does the old PC still work? What do you hope to achieve by transplanting the old drive into your new desktop?

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#2
March 16, 2011 at 00:58:41
Are u sure your new desktop i7 use DDR2 memory(use CPUz to check)?
Why? Windows doesn't like to travel, if u want use 80gb hdd on your new system don't let it boot. Enter bios and change boot order(1.Fdd 2.Cd/dvd drive 3.1tb hdd etc).

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.


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#3
March 16, 2011 at 02:15:26
how do i enter the bios
and my ram is ddr3

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#4
March 16, 2011 at 04:01:30
Just tap f2 or del key to enter bios(when u start the system) or use pause/break key to freeze post screen(u will see bios key) or use f12 key to select boot device or use system or board manual(go to manufacture website if u don't have one).

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.


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#5
March 16, 2011 at 18:08:36
everything in the bios seem so complicated. little help please. my old pc couldn't work and i like'd to try xp on my new computer by transplanting the old drive into my new desktop.

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#6
March 16, 2011 at 18:52:17
Do you have an XP install CD?

If not there is no point continuing with this process.

As BIOS menus are different for each motherboard we cannot give you exact instructions on how to navigate the bios of your new system. As long as you do not save any changes when looking around you will do no harm.

If you do have an XP Install CD available to attempt a repair install then I suggest you disconnect the Win7 hard drive first so you cannot accidentally trash it.

Next. Connect the XP hard drive and boot up into BIOS. Navigate to the Boot Priority or boot order section of the menu and make sure CD is set as first boot device and IDE harddrive as second. You should note what the original settings were so you can restore them once you have finished messing about with XP.

Insert your XP CD and then save & exit the BIOS. The system should then boot with a "Press any key to boot CD" prompt so you can perform the repair install.

Of course all this presumes that there are XP Compatible drivers available for the various components of your new I7 machine. It is not uncommon for things like sound, graphics, network etc to have no XP drivers available so even if you get XP running, half the peripherals won't work. So please ask yourself the following questions:

Do I have an XP Install CD?
Are there XP Compatible drivers available for the hardware in this new machine?
Am I confident I can restore the machine to correct function of Win7 if messing with XP turns pear-shaped which is likely to happen?

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#7
March 16, 2011 at 21:03:00
so i dont have a xp cd. can i uninstall the xp from my old hdd and install a macintosh and can my pc support a macintosh os?
can u tell me how to uninstall xp from the hdd?

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#8
March 17, 2011 at 19:56:54
if i install a new os will my files in the old hdd deleted?

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