Originally Posted by phoreverdead
i am trying to boot from a hard drive out of my old compaq that i put into a dell that has no operating system
on it. my compaq drive has XP black on it. i set the compaq to master and the other to slave. when i boot up it wont start. am i doing something wrong?
Okay let me clear this one up real quick.
a.) you cant just take a drive out of 1 system and put it in another and have it work with no issues. Windows contains what is called a hardware profile, or snap shot, of all the hardware in the system. If they do not match, then it will not work. You need to reinstall Windows or do a repair install.
b.) XP Black is not a official licensed version of Windows XP offered by Microsoft. It is a pirated version. Therefor it is illegal and against our rules to support.
Problem solved, topic closed due Rule #5 is the reason.