Posted 13 January 2006 - 04:51 PM
I run WinXP Professional ver 2002, SP2 (French version) on my old desktop 400Mhz Celeron (LX mainboard). It runs fine although a bit slow.
I recently bought a 2nd hand desktop PC, 1.2 Ghz Duron, K7 motherboard (Northbridge Sis741GX/Southbridge 964L) with 1 Gb ram. The orginal HD (40 Gb) is installed with WinXP Professional ver 2002, SP2 (German version). This configuration works fine. I naively thought that I could simply substitute the original HD with my old HD (also 40 Gb) so that I could use all my programs without having to copy or transfer any file. The PC boots fine until it display an error message saying that Win cannot be started normally. I have tried all Win boot choices but it did not help, it keeps saying that it cannot start Win. In the BIOS, all peripherals, including the old HD are identified correctly, the only HD being set up as master drive (both in BIOS and jumper configuration).
What should I do to use my old HD on this PC?
Any help is warmly welcome.