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Moving Hard drive to other laptop: INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE


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#1 Kirbyofdeath

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 11:57 AM

Hello, I am trying to move a hard disk from my Hp pavillion dv9000 laptop to a dv9500. You'd think you could just boot to safe mode then replace the drivers, but even then I get INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE. How would I install the hd controller when I can't boot to XP?



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Posted 06 February 2015 - 12:19 PM

Hello, I am trying to move a hard disk from my Hp pavillion dv9000 laptop to a dv9500. You'd think you could just boot to safe mode then replace the drivers, but even then I get INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE. How would I install the hd controller when I can't boot to XP?

Boot from a cd/dvd or usb drive with a bootable device (windows boot disk). You can not swap out a working drive with windows on it to another computer that has different specs. You will need to re-install the operating system.


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 12:29 PM

You sure? I've done it a few times before using completely different systems, and it worked. You'd expect a slightly different version of basically the same computer would work. I am determined to get it to work without reinstalls, because I have a lot of stuff on the computer and no backups.



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Posted 06 February 2015 - 12:47 PM

You sure? I've done it a few times before using completely different systems, and it worked. You'd expect a slightly different version of basically the same computer would work. I am determined to get it to work without reinstalls, because I have a lot of stuff on the computer and no backups.

 

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Posted 07 February 2015 - 12:54 PM

I echo the sentiments posted above :).

 

You say that you've done this before with no problems...I say consider yourself lucky.  The fact that you are talking laptops...which may have BIOS and other passwords implemented by the manufacturer...tentatively does not make moving a hard drive to a different system any easier.  OEMs and Microsoft make it so to reduce/mitigate piracy and reinforce the TOS/EULA governing MS and OEM products.

 

Backups are useful when done routinely...but a backup here would not help you.  Different systems, different motherboards.  A backup for System A would be useless on System B, IMO.

 

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Edited by hamluis, 07 February 2015 - 12:56 PM.


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Posted 07 February 2015 - 01:28 PM

Check the BIOS and change the disk controller mode. The other laptop may have been set to Compatible/IDE and perhaps this one is AHCI?


Have you tried turning it off and on again?


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Posted 08 February 2015 - 11:37 AM

Check the BIOS and change the disk controller mode. The other laptop may have been set to Compatible/IDE and perhaps this one is AHCI?

 

That's what I thought too, but the other laptop does not have a setting to change it, but i have seen some dv9500t's (the new laptop) have this setting. I've also read that most dv9xxx series laptops with an amd chipset do not need a compatibility mode setting, XP would install/load fine.

 

In short: Moving a hard drive from a computer with an amd chipset to an inter chipset equals absolute failure (duh). So my backup plan is in action! Buy a new hdd, install windows, then copy my old files to it.



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Posted 08 February 2015 - 11:56 AM

It shouldn't be particularly difficult to fix the disk controller driver issue.

Here's a page with a convenient and mostly automated fix using some boot cds to correct the drivers and services: Change Motherboard Without Getting BSOD

Here's the Microsoft KB article describing your problem: Windows XP KB314082 Stop 7B Inaccessible Boot Device after moving drive to another computer


Edited by zcomputerwiz, 08 February 2015 - 12:07 PM.

Have you tried turning it off and on again?


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Posted 13 February 2015 - 05:47 AM

 

Hello, I am trying to move a hard disk from my Hp pavillion dv9000 laptop to a dv9500. You'd think you could just boot to safe mode then replace the drivers, but even then I get INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE. How would I install the hd controller when I can't boot to XP?

 You can not swap out a working drive with windows on it to another computer that has different specs. You will need to re-install the operating system.

 

Reinstall the Operating System ....Why ?

It can be done , sometimes and various ways.

I recently swapped out a Motherboard on my Plasma TV System PC and booted up - didnt like new Mobo.

So Loaded my previous Acronis Image back onto the drive and "checked" 2nd option for  Acronis Universal Restore.

No issue  - up and running after ten Min .


Edited by Havachat, 13 February 2015 - 05:48 AM.


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Posted 13 February 2015 - 09:15 AM

 

 

Hello, I am trying to move a hard disk from my Hp pavillion dv9000 laptop to a dv9500. You'd think you could just boot to safe mode then replace the drivers, but even then I get INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE. How would I install the hd controller when I can't boot to XP?

 You can not swap out a working drive with windows on it to another computer that has different specs. You will need to re-install the operating system.

 

Reinstall the Operating System ....Why ?

It can be done , sometimes and various ways.

I recently swapped out a Motherboard on my Plasma TV System PC and booted up - didnt like new Mobo.

So Loaded my previous Acronis Image back onto the drive and "checked" 2nd option for  Acronis Universal Restore.

No issue  - up and running after ten Min .

 

He did not talk about making an Acronis Image. I too have used an image to restore new drives using the same motherboard. It's a crap shoot when using a different mobo. Some will work some won't. 


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Posted 13 February 2015 - 02:34 PM

I just installed Windows 7 and restored a backup. Fixed now.



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Posted 09 April 2015 - 02:40 AM

I just installed Windows 7 and restored a backup. Fixed now.

Good to hear  , and they said it couldnt be done .......well well well ..success again.






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