A PIII works differently than a PIV & it's too large a leap for the OS to handle.
50% of the time you can switch HDs to a new MB & they will work & 50% they won't & there is a number of factors that will affect the outcome.
In this case, this PIII MB is an obscure piece of hardware that one can not even locate the manufacturer online anymore.
It has nothing to do w/ the HD, but with Windows. It's the security system in Windows that's not allowing us to use the old HD on the new MB as it is. However, once we've DLed Win onto a clean HD or partition, we will be able to access the information on the old HD.
While I am aware there were several avenues we could have taken, we chose this one b/c the system needed to be updated anyway & the old system will be left as a backup in case of emergency.
I hope this explains it now.
This was Dave talking, (my partner) & of course I'm sitting here like a secretary typing everything out.
Hey, no patting my head Dave.
Originally Posted by 0x54
:\. i still dont understand.
my quantum went from a pentium 2 era celeron to a amd 2 ghz barton box fine.
can you tell us something about the harddrive? a link on google perhaps?
and whats the new motherboard?
theres something unusual going on if a 3 year old harddrive wont work in a new motherboard
(unless they're started shipping motherboards with just sata support, which i wasnt aware of..though i wasnt watching so it may have happened already :$)
i know im not being too helpfull.
feel free to ignore me. its in the preferences somewhere.