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#1 kinggw23

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 03:33 PM

I just aquired an Inspiron 530. I have a HP that has windows 7. I tried swapping out the HD, and it'll boot to the Starting Windows screen, but as soon as the logo appears, the PC reboots. Over and over. I have a different HD I put in with windows xp and it works fine. What is happening? I really don't want to redo my windows 7 hard drive. Lots of files etc.....
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Posted 04 January 2015 - 03:46 PM

Does the drive function properly in its original computer? and vise versa?


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Posted 04 January 2015 - 04:06 PM

It functions great in the hp. No issues whatsoever. It was originally in a dell e520, but it broke. I then was given the HP and just put this HD in it. Worked great. Just doesn't like the Inspiron 530. The hard drive that does work in the Inspiron 530 was XP, but I just got done installing windows 7 on it and it is fine. It is just a 80 GB drive. My other one is a 500 GB drive. May just have to reformat the 500.
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Posted 05 January 2015 - 07:50 PM

My guess is its a driver issue-will probably have to reformat before putting it in.


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Posted 06 January 2015 - 02:51 PM

If I understood correctly you want to put the 500 GB Windows 7 drive in to the Inspiron 530 but if you do that then Windows 7 won't finish starting and the computer reboots. The problem probably is a driver related issue. Reformatting and reinstalling might not be needed. Windows 7 might not be autodetecting the different hard drive controller and it's different settings. Check the BIOS settings for the hard drive controller of the Inspiron 530. Specifically, check if the controller is set to use RAID or AHCI. Changing that may help but I can't suggest a specific setting because we don't know the setting of your broken Dell e520.






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