Posted 23 March 2008 - 12:47 AM
Hi tiptoe, and welcome to BleepingComputer.
Did this hdd have a Windows operating system on it?
The problem with transferring a hdd like this is that the registry has already identified the chipset of the first motherboard and has and has specific IDs for the drivers. When you install it with a different motherboard or chipset the hdd gets confused with the new IDs and may not open. At the very least you will normally need to run a repair of the OS, usually it will lead to a fresh installation of the OS.
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