Go ahead and restore some HDD with the image. But it will not boot because of a few things.
Yes the drivers are one thing but the HP usually has a Windows locked to the HP motherboard so (again we are duplicating prior discussions!) Windows will not run because it's locked to that maker's board or boards.
The common fix is to restore the backup to one HDD and then install the OS to your BOOT HDD then after the new OS is working, add the HDD with the restore and fish out your files.
I put this request under "Desktops" but think I had it in the wrong place, mods please feel free to delete it. Thanks Issues as follows:
I have a 4 year old HP running XP. Today, it would not post, and seems to be the motherboard. Took it to a PC shop. They are telling me that if the replace the motherboard, they have to wipe the hard drive as the new MB would have a different chip set. I told them that was OK, as I have a backup drive running ACRONIS TRUE IMAGE that I can restore from. Again, he said that would reinstall the prior chip set drivers.
Is this correct? So is there nothing I can do to get back my hard drive info from the backup drive when a MB is replaced? Somehow this doesn't sound quite right.
appreciate thoughts and help.