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Old 10-16-2010, 12:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I put a old hard drive into my new pc. Its the only hdd in the computer, and it already has windows 7 on it. when i boot up the system, windows wont load up and tells me to run the automatic windows repair. I run it and says there are hardware problems and to contact the pc manufacture (i put the computer together). What can I do to get this hdd to work this new computer?? Thanks for the time and advice
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Default Re: old hard drive, new computer Please Help

Try booting in safe mode, uninstall all drivers, then reboot.

But it may not work, and you would have to re-install Windows.
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yeah thats what i figured i'd had to to do, thanks
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