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HDD w/Vista is not starting up or letting me install chipset drivers

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#1 WhalleyWorld


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Posted 23 August 2010 - 12:06 AM


I have a hard drive with Vista Home Premium 32-bit installed. I pulled it out of an Acer whose motherboard and power supply got toasted. I connected it to a friend's EMachine and it worked just fine. I'm trying to connect it to a generic system that I built, and when I start it, it goes straight into Windows Startup Repair. The HDD is a 320 GB Seagate, the motherboard is a MSI K9N6GM Series with a new AMD Athlon 64 x2 CPU and 2 GB RAM. I'm wondering if it has anything to do with the fact that I had 4 GB RAM on my old Acer, or if it's just set up in such a way that it won't work on non-Acer machines? I can't even get to the part where it would let me install the chipset drivers, and my recovery CD's (with the Vista OS) don't get me the recovery console. Ideas? I'm stumped here! :huh: Thanks.

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