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Swapping Hard Drives, Strange Problem.

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#1 302Xplorer


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Posted 08 October 2007 - 09:59 AM

I have 2 computers, a HP 750n w/ a Pentium ® 4 1.6g and a HP 761c w/ a Pentium 4 1.9g and a busted HD.

I would like to take the HD from the 750n and use it in the 761c, but there is a problem.

Previous attempts to do so have yielded the following results:

I can take the HD from the 761c (before it was totally gone) and it would boot the 750n.
When I take the HD from the 750n and put it in the 761c all I get is a black prompt screen w/ a flashing cursor in the top left corner.

Anyone have any clue as to what the problem may be?

Here are the data sheets from each PC, if it is of any help.

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 02:33 PM

Is the drive detected in the bios? Are the jumpers set the same? If the drive is detected in the bios you may need to do a windows repair install. How To Perform a Windows Repair installation.
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