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Old 01-20-2006, 10:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone,

I'm working on a problem and am not sure that the problem is. I
m Working on transferring my brother's HDD to a new(er) computer than what he has. The HDD was booting in the old computer. When I transfer it to the new computer, It won't boot. After the POST is complete the screen just turns black, with a cursor on the upper-left corner. Hangs there forever.

Here's a run-down:

- 2 computers. Each has working and booting hard-drive.
- Each running Windows XP.
- Hard-drive from older computer won't boot in the newer computer.
- Hard drive auto-detects in the CMOS Setup program.
- The newer computer had Cable Select. Moved jumper on older hard drive from Master to CS. Still hangs.

I'm not sure why it's hanging there. I can't get to windows Safe Mode, since the screen turns black and hangs immediately after POST.

Any Suggestions? Thanks.

Viken K.
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Pop in Windows OS Disc used to format and Install windows on that drive, boot off of it, wait for it to detect a previous installation then hit R to repair it.
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Old 01-20-2006, 11:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reply. In all my years, I have never needed to use the Repair function on the Windows XP disk.

Once I get to the repair screen, will Windows run some sort of auto-detect/auto-repair program, or will I have to use manual commands? Thanks.

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