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Continous from "DFI lanparty problem" after I found out the problem was my HDD. My HDD won't load Win XP on any PC. The problem is before my PC shows the Windows Xp thingy, it resets/freezes on any of my PC. I can access the HDD through slave drive, but I have one protected folder with alot of files in it, but I can't access it through slave mode. Help.....
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Have you installed the hard drive on another pc and performed an OS repair?

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Do you have Norton Ghost or anything that messes with the MBR on that drive?
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post #4 of 57
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Have you installed the hard drive on another pc and performed an OS repair?

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OS repair? You mean putting Win XP CD in and repair?

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Do you have Norton Ghost or anything that messes with the MBR on that drive?
No.
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post #5 of 57
Yeah.

You cannot just hook a hard drive up to a different motherboard and expect it to boot. Each mobo has different drivers (at least each chipset has), and just hooking a hard drive up to a different mobo will usually in failure to boot, and maybe mess up that Windows installation since Windows might attempt to fix some stuff.
    
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Yeah.

You cannot just hook a hard drive up to a different motherboard and expect it to boot. Each mobo has different drivers (at least each chipset has), and just hooking a hard drive up to a different mobo will usually in failure to boot, and maybe mess up that Windows installation since Windows might attempt to fix some stuff.
I know, but it will boot without drivers. That doesn't help...
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Boot without drivers? what do you mean?
    
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post #8 of 57
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Boot without drivers? what do you mean?
Arg...You can boot HDD on another PC, except laggy...which means no GFX driver, ethernet...and crap.
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post #9 of 57
Trust me.. I tried several times... it simply won't boot since the motherboard drivers are different.

I had a hard drive from an Intel rig (Asus P4P800 SE, Northy 3.0GHz). No way it booted with a new AMD rig (Asus A8R32 MVP Deluxe, Opty 165). Ditto with a drive from that AMD rig on my new Core 2 Duo rig. No boot at all.

The drivers for the SATA controller are different. And since the correct drivers are not loaded, Windows does not boot.
    
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post #10 of 57
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Ok, uhh, I think you told me to use my old board, but that old crap wont boot, so...I don't know what to do with my HDD...
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