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#1 crazy craneman

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 04:08 AM

hi i brought a second hand computer when i started it up it said harddrive failed so i replaced it with my old one.Now it goes to the black start up screen and is on a reboot loop which i disabled but wont start from any of the options.I know the hard drive is good i've been reading it might be the power supply is that the case even though it starts up how can work out if this is the problem thanks in advance.



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Posted 08 May 2015 - 08:05 AM

Once an OS is installed on a given computer to use its HD in another computer it must have a fresh OS install. 


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Posted 08 May 2015 - 08:41 AM

so its not the power supply i just have to install windows on the new computer



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Posted 08 May 2015 - 12:15 PM

That should get you going, all MS OS's are tied to the the original system they are loaded on.


Edited by hamluis, 08 May 2015 - 02:42 PM.

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 11:41 PM

cool thats better than i was thinking  i'll try that thanks alot



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Posted 09 May 2015 - 12:33 AM

so i put my harddrive back in my old computer to do some more backup and i got the logo screen is that because i took the harddrive out i should just put it back in the new one and do a clean os install is that right.



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Posted 09 May 2015 - 07:38 AM

Maybe you should keep both computers running, just go and buy a drive for the one with the bad drive and load an OS on it.  Drives are quite cheap, another point how old is the working drive may be time for a backup system.


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Posted 09 May 2015 - 08:18 AM

the working drive is prob about 5years old but i really only need one computer so i guess i'll just do a clean install on the drive in the new computer



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Posted 09 May 2015 - 08:40 AM

IMO a five year old drive is not that trust worthy anymore, yes it may last longer that depends on usage.  I swap mine out every three years, now 3 out of four of my machine run SSD's. Testing thus far seems to indicate the have a better life span than spinners.


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Posted 09 May 2015 - 09:27 AM

ok thanks for your help.






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