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i got this pc from trash and spent 18$ to fix it and now i got a sppare hdd thats 5400rpm (20GB) compared to the 1 that came with the pc 3600rpm(8GB) and wanna know something
how do u setup windows to boot from a different mobo ,theres a winxp i got on the 20gb hdd and wanna use it for the pc i found whats the setting PLZ HELP
i remember seeing a thred here somewhere showing JUST THAT
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wait a minute here, are you askin how you boot into windows on your new ( used ) PC from the mobo on your existing PC?Or do you want to move Windows from your existing PC to the new one?
moving a hdd from a amd mobo to intel mobo

moving hdd from PC1 to PC2 that have different mobos
nevermind i found it

Originally Posted by brock4282
Posted 8/29/2003 by TweakXP Member

This is not mine so I cannot take credit but Andy-S in the Hardware and Drive Support forum passed this one on to me - a must know tweak.

Before you swap out the current motherboard go to device manager and select the IDE ATA/ATAPI Controller and select your current storage controller. Right click, select update driver and select install from a list or specific location. Click don't search I will choose the driver to install and select the standard dual channel IDE controller.

This will prevent the inaccessable boot device blue screen. I have done this multiple times on different platforms with no problems.

Also I found that booting the first time with the new motherboard is best done in the Safe mode where XP will install the drivers it needs and at the same time you can install the new motherboard drivers from its CD.

This saved me doing a repair or a reinstall of XP. My whole system came right up and worked great and very stable.

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Looks like he wanted to move the hd to another computer and boot from it without reinstalling windows.

That guide looks good, hope it works for you.
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