". While it was still hooked up to my desktop, i tried using the newly installed OS, worked like a charm, from start-up to shutdown. "
XP when installed on one machine does not work like a spare tire on the next PC. Put the HDD in the netbook, format and install XP while the HDD is in it's -> home and target PC <-
ok so heres my problem:
after finishing my homework i turned off my laptop. A while later,when i turned it back on, i got the blue screen of death when Windows XP was on the logo loading screen. i tried going on safe mode and couldn't enter through there at all either.
I thought to my self "darn it, the start-up must have gotten corrupt.". So i then tried inserting the windows XP installation cd to execute the boot repair. nothing....
so i didn't want to make my life complicated. i took out the hard drive, connected it to my desktop, backed up my files and then formatted the drive. i then re-installed windows XP. While it was still hooked up to my desktop, i tried using the newly installed OS, worked like a charm, from start-up to shutdown.
Once i put the HD back into my laptop, i got the blue screen of death on the same spot; on the windows xp loading screen...
i tried changing the compatibility settings in the BIOS but there are hardly any settings to configure there...
Can anybody help me out here please? i really don't know how to fix this.
It is a Compaq Mini CQ10-400
Intel atom processor
BIOS Insyde Version F.07