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Old 10-05-2010, 05:17 PM   #1
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Default Switching Hard Drives

I blow away a computer so I'm taking the Hard Drive out and putting it into another computer. From a AMD 3000 to a AMD 3800 and all it does in re-boot. I put in the XP CD and tried to do a repair but it didn't work or I didn't do it right. Can anyone help?

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Old 10-05-2010, 09:16 PM   #2
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Well, the rebooting doesn't sound like a hard drive problem to me. How far does it get in the POST before it reboots? Did you try unhooking the hard drive and seeing if it still reboots?

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I"m thinking it's more of a drastic motherboard change at fault here. If the motherboards are too different just a repair install usually isn't enough to get the system booting right. Odds are you need to do a full reinstall of windows.
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