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Posted 06 September 2008 - 12:57 PM
Posted 06 September 2008 - 09:50 PM
Posted 06 September 2008 - 09:53 PM
I think it's pretty certain XP is not able to recognise your SATA drive. This is normal for XP. If the system has a floppy drive, find the drivers for the motherboard SATA controller on the CD supplied with the board, copy them to a floppy disk. During the XP setup preliminaries, when an instruction to Press F6 if you need to use third-party drivers comes up, press F6 and put the floppy disk into the drive (or have it there anyway if the FDD isn't ahead of the CD in boot order).
a blank 500 GB SATA Seagate drive. I put a bootable XP disc in my CD drive, set the bios to boot from CD, and have not been able to get it to work.
Windows on the old drive is installed according to the hardware in your old system, so crashes if you try to run it on the new hardware. The same thing would happen if the old system did have SATA and you were able to load the new drive on the old system - when the drive was transferred, Windows could not run on the different hardware in the new system. It is possible that the old Windows installation on the IDE drive could be repaired on the new system by booting from the XP CD and choosing to do a repair installation. But the Windows on the IDE drive would still not have SATA drivers installed, so you would have to install them, then image the old repaired installation across to the new SATA drive. I think it is best to achieve a fresh Windows installation to the new drive.
I tried putting in my old IDE drive from my other computer, that has windows loaded on it already, and that got me to the windows splash screen, before an almost instant blue screen of death (it resets before I can read the error message, like in 1/10 of a second).
Unfortunately, my old computer doesn't have SATA, so I can't preload the operating system there. But like I said before, I have a disk with a functioning
XP operating system that will blue screen me on this new build. What does that mean?
Edited by Platypus, 06 September 2008 - 10:00 PM.
Posted 06 September 2008 - 09:57 PM
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