As to the other machine, not all machines will do that trick. However a little more detail about the other machine could help.
My windows XP Sp3 system is giving me grief! It tries to boot, get to the Windows splash screen and the ?gas gage? starts running across the bottom of the screen and then it hard reboots.
I have tried this hard drive on a system that is up and running as the secondary drive, just to get my data off? Well the system tells me that the drive is not formatted and wants to format it. I tell it NO and shutdown.
Is there any way to fix this problem by booting a WinXP sp3 install CD and doing a ?repair??
Is there any way I could use an ?upgrade? VISTA CD and ?upgrade? my ?broken? system disk and preserve the data?
I'll go out and purchase what ever software I need to get this up and running, I am getting desperate...
I must mention that this is not a name branded system. It is one that I purchased locally. P4 4 gig, Intel mother board.
Thanks in advance for any and all help!