Xp hd on pentium 4 won't boot on a pentium 3

Hewlett-packard / Rz389aa-aba s3023w
December 26, 2010 at 06:35:57
Specs: Windows 7, 2.4 GHz / 894 MB
I have a working pentium 4 running xp but when I change The HD via IDE Cable to the pentium 3 tower it doesn't want to boot, I only get the flashing cursor on lft top screen, but when I put back on Pentium 4 tower it works, The question comes because I want to install XP on a new Hd but the pentium 3 doesnt want to boot from cd even changing the BIOS boot set up to cd/rom first.Any help or Sugestions Please! I just don't want to waste my time conecting the new hd on the p4 installing xp and then for it not to work on the p3.

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December 26, 2010 at 08:02:42
Your XP installation is configured to the P4 system & is not transferrable to the P3 system, that's why it won't boot. If you want to pre-install XP on the P4 system & then transfer it to the P3 system, you will still need to do a "repair installation" after the drive swap. It would be better to just do a clean install in the P3 system. Either way you do it, you will need to have a working CD/DVD drive in the P3 system.

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December 27, 2010 at 00:42:46
Thanks for the reply mickliq!

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