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Hi, can any one offer advice?

 

I had two older computers both working fine, one was a old P1 and the other P3 (900mhz). I took the old HD out of the P1 (30G) and placed in the P3. Nothing else was changed. Now however when I try to fire up the P3 it load self test boot stage but when it tries to load Win XP it reboots. I have tried other HD in the P3 and no diff. Yet the 30G HD will boot up ok in old P1.

 

Any ideas?

 

I have tried to look for any warnings during boot up but it moves to quick to see any.

 

thanks

 

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Hi Paam,

 

When you changed the HD into the P3 PC did you change the Jumper to make the Drive slave? If not do so.

 

Once done, you may come across a boot up menu because both HD's have operating systems on them. Just select one of them to continue.

 

Hope this helps. :)

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Hi Paam,

 

When you changed the HD into the P3 PC did you change the Jumper to make the Drive slave? If not do so.

 

Once done, you may come across a boot up menu because both HD's have operating systems on them. Just select one of them to continue.

 

Hope this helps. :)

 

 

Hi Paam,

 

When you changed the HD into the P3 PC did you change the Jumper to make the Drive slave? If not do so.

 

Once done, you may come across a boot up menu because both HD's have operating systems on them. Just select one of them to continue.

 

Hope this helps. :)

 

Hi thanks for the advice, but there is only the one HD. it came out of the P1 and into the P3. the jumper is set to Cable Select.

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I think gordesky1 hit it. If you are using XP, you won't be able to use the OS on a different computer. The hardware is different and it will not boot. Your only option is to do re-install of the OS. What I am not sure of is if you can do this without reformatting. If you can, and I would try that first, you will not lose the data and settings of the previous installation. However, it is likely that a complete reinstall will be needed. You will also need to reactivate the OS with M$ so I do hope you own it and it is not installed on another PC.

 

Dawn

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