My new PC will not boot

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  1. madmatrixz3000

    madmatrixz3000 New Member

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    I have tried for 2 days to try and get my new computer to boot my old HDD, but cannot.

    I have:
    Biostar945P-A7A v8

    Intel Core 2 Duo E4500
    2Gb of DDR2
    Seagate 320Gb HDD

    Nvidia 8400 GS vid card

    I tried looking through bios options, but it is giberish to me. I just want to be able to boot my old XP from the HDD!
    I put in the recovery CD for Windows and get and Unknown Hard Error and the path of a .dll file
     
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    did that HDD came from a different motherboard?
    if so,... the old OS is tailored to that old board and may not boot with the new one. same thing with the recovery CD because it will load/use the previous board's drivers.

    what you need is a windows setup cd, do a repair (or clean install), and load the new drivers.
     
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    nice mobo :mamoru:


    Reinstall windows ALWAYS when building a new machine.
     
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    I am getting a general XP CD tommorow. So I just boot from it and go to recover like I would if I resized my NTFS?
     
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    Recovery/Rescue CDs restores an image of an hdd to a backup or OEM config.

    A setup CD installs a fresh copy or repair an OS. This is what you need.

    I recommended a repair install because I assumed you need to backup some data on the old drive. if none,... boot from XP cd, delete/recreate partitions, install xp, install drivers.
     

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