So I took the hard drive (IDE) and imaged it with Acronis True Image Home and then cloned it on another hard drive (SATA). Acronis lets you restore from unsimilar hardware too, so it comes in handy. So I got this done and put the hard drive in the new computer and it booted up to an error, SMART error B8. It then asked me to boot with F1 and it started to boot up to Windows 2000 and then just rebooted and it kept doing this.
I then tried to run the repair but it said the partition was either damaged or unformatted. I have another computer (HP dc7800) and I put the hard drive in this computer and it still booted to the SMART error but when I hit f1 it booted Windows 2000 just fine. Of course it needed all the drivers but why in the world would this computer boot up with the hard drive and not the other? I then ran the upgrade to Windows XP Pro and it gave me a crapload of i386 errors that I kept ignoring. Now I have XP installed and there are all sorts of errors coming up when trying to install stuff etc.
It says that the windows installer is not correctly installed, and also I had to reinstall explorer cause it wasn't there when it booted up. Also, sql server 2000 doesn't start automatically either.
Does anyone know why I am having these issues with trying to put the hard drive in the new computer as opposed to the one that it is working in?
Does anyone have any suggestions for me? I need this done within the month so I am looking for anything to try.
Edited by hamluis, 14 August 2011 - 09:01 PM.
Moved from XP to Windows NT.