First, let me say there's no such thing as a ''Pentium 3 hard drive''...Pentium 3 is an architecture of processor that used to be offered by Intel.
That said, I have a couple of questions:
1.) Is the P4 system known to be good or has it been pulled from the basement? Can you boot from CD? (Such as a Linux distro or your XP CD.)
2.) What OS is this and is it retail or OEM? The OS may be locked to the hardware and therefore be unbootable when transplanted to another system. (This may be what your friend was referring to...the OS won't boot if the motherboard, processor, etc are not the same.)
3.) Can you access your system BIOS? (Click here for more info.) If so, is the hard drive, RAM, etc. detected properly?
Let us know.
Hi there, I took a hard drive outta my Pentium 3 computer and put it in my Pentium 4 computer. When I try to boot the Pentium 4 up though, it freezes at the first screen that shows - the "Intel Pentium 4" screen.
My friend tells me that you can't expect a Pentium 3 hard drive to boot after you stick it in a Pentium 4 computer, but he says it should at least get to another screen and tell you that that OS doesn't load. Because of this, he doesn't think that it's a problem with the hard drive.
Can anyone please help me? Thanks.