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Can hard drive with Manufacturer OS boot elsewhere


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#1 Nigelajodha

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 05:41 PM

Hi,
I care things, and I have an original Micron Client Pro PIII with a failed, obosolete motherboard. The drive is good with all my programs and settings. It would not boot in any other machine. Is it possible to ever achieve this? Due to the BIOS settings, it looks for Micron credentials. I would luv to restore this. Especially as Micron itself has gone out of business

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 01:02 PM

Swapping hard drive with OS already installed
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html
Not a simple task
You can slave the drive to another computer to get your data, programs are another can of worms
Check out our Freeware Replacements for Commercial Applications thread
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html
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Posted 17 November 2009 - 09:10 PM

I dont like the sound of that reply. Am I doing something illegal ...again?
I have a receipt for the PC and the drive is the original. Its just that the processor failed. and it has a locked bios from a manufacturer who is out of business. It has an Easton Motherboard which is also obsolete.
Due to the locked bios I am unable to use it on any other MB cause it looks for Micron credentials. Is there any way to allow that drive to boot normal on another MB?

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 05:22 PM

Illegal no, but if you read the article I gave you, you will see that the hard drive has all of the drivers and settings from the old motherboard
Putting it in another computer,which obviously has different drivers, will be a chore and probably not work correctly
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Posted 22 November 2009 - 07:57 PM

Thanks. While waiting for help I started looking online for MPC and got the bad news. However there is a volunteer site up run by past employees of Micron to assist us where possible. I'll try that. I am closing this thread but have another one just happen. Thanks

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 11:28 PM

Good luck. Let us know how things turn out
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