Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:49 AM
I feel it is best to give you complete details so this might be longer than you might think necessary: Friend A had a problem with his PC and purchased a new HDD and a valid copy of W7. He installed both but it did not solve his problem. He removed them from the PC and I acquired them. (HDD and Windows 7 Disk)
Friend B has a PC (Strangely, the exact same model as Friend A.) that has a bad HDD. (Made lots of noise and wouldn't load windows and I couldn't retrieve any files from the disk.)
I took the HDD that I acquired from friend A and connected it to my PC with a USB to SATA adapter. I deleted the FAT32 partition and extended the NTSF partition. I then formatted the drive.
I installed the HDD into friend B's PC and put the Windows 7 disk into the DVD Drive and started the machine. I changed the boot order from the HDD to the DVD Drive and it restarted the machine. I got a black screen with Press any key to boot from CD or DVD. I pressed a key and I got Windows is loading files and the white load bar. Then Windows is Starting... Then BSOD and STOP Error code: 0x0000005c.
I restarted the machine and I got Realtec (The Model Number) Boot agent press F10 to configure. Then I got Press any key to boot from CD or DVD... If I DO NOT press any key I get BOOTMGR IS MISSING Press ctrl + alt + delete to restart. If I DO press any key before the BOOTMGR IS MISSING message it goes to Windows is loading files and the the BSOD and the 5c error code.
I have repeated this a half a dozen times and nothing changes. I added an external DVD drive (in case Friend B's wasn't working properly) and did the same procedure and had the same results.
What can I do now?
HP Pavilion a1320n Desktop PC, Pentium4 524 (P) HT 3.06 GHz, 1Gb DDR2 SDRAM
Thanks in advance,
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