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#1 Attacus

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 09:43 AM

Tom's Hardware couldn't help me with my peril. Can this forum solve my problem?
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/265154-35-hard-drive-failure#t947698

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 05:41 PM

<<Asus P5Q SE2
Seagate Barracuda and Maxtor Diamondmax, both 80GB, both SATA
Pulled from working pre-built PCs so I'm assuming the OS is OEM for each
Both are using Windows XP Home Premium Service Pack 3 (32 bit)
I have a repair disc for the Maxtor OS, and it should work on the Seagate OS>>

Taking a hard drive from System A...and inserting it into System B...is a crap-shoot that liekly won't work. To make it simple...the drivers and settings for one motherboard...are not normally transferable to a different board. These drivers and settings...are what allows Windows to function properly with the system hardware. This is a design feature of Windows XP and any more recent version of Windows.

Changing a Motherboard or Moving Hard Drive - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html

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