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Windows 7: Switching Hard Drives

05 Oct 2010   #1
lostsoul62

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 
Switching Hard Drives

I blow away a computer so I'm taking the Hard Drive out and putting it into another computer. From a AMD 3000 to a AMD 3800 and all it does in re-boot. I put in the XP CD and tried to do a repair but it didn't work or I didn't do it right. Can anyone help?



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05 Oct 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lostsoul62 View Post
I blow away a computer so I'm taking the Hard Drive out and putting it into another computer. From a AMD 3000 to a AMD 3800 and all it does in re-boot. I put in the XP CD and tried to do a repair but it didn't work or I didn't do it right. Can anyone help?
Cant just swap. There are different drivers, a different MBR on the drive and many other reasons. Can you partition it in two partitions and install clean on the other one?



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05 Oct 2010   #3
gregrocker

 

If you have XP here is exactly how to run the Repair Install: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/operat...txprepair1.htm

If you have Win7 on the HD, then can you boot into Safe Mode? If so, try uninstalling drivers until it will start. Try also booting the Win7 DVD Repair console to run Startup Repair: Repair Install
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05 Oct 2010   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lostsoul62 View Post
I blow away a computer so I'm taking the Hard Drive out and putting it into another computer. From a AMD 3000 to a AMD 3800 and all it does in re-boot. I put in the XP CD and tried to do a repair but it didn't work or I didn't do it right. Can anyone help?
Now the hard drive you took out had what for an operating system on it?

The machine you put the old drive into, does it already have a hard drive?

When all is said and done, what would you like to have for an end result, for example, boot up to XP, boot up to Win 7?
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