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Old 06-08-2007, 04:01 PM   #1
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Can I move A HD to a new motherboard and keep my files? That is what i tried to do but every time i try to boot it says, Windows could not boot properly this could be due to a recent hardware change, Ect.

I was wondering if I can move A HD to a new motherboard and keep my files
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If the hard drive is set as a slave, or the new motherboard has virtualy identical chipsets then yes. Otherwise it is very rare to bring it over and have it work flawlessly.
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Old 06-08-2007, 04:04 PM   #3
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Yes, you can. You just need to do a Windows repair. Put the hard drive in the new computer, and put the Windows CD in.

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http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XP...install.htm#RI
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Ah, didn't think about the repair installation. Now that you mention it, there is really no reason why that wouldn't work.
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Old 06-08-2007, 04:28 PM   #5
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How do i boot a CD from the black screen with white text?
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Just put in the CD, and reboot it. It'll work, trust me.
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you might need to set the bios to boot from cd
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i told my BIOS to boot CD first but it just says Press any Key to continue then says Windows could not boot properly this could be due to a recent hardware change, Ect.
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you need to press any key to load the cd when it says lol. if you have a usb keyboard this may not work so you need to try ps/2
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ok thankyou
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