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Moving a hard drive

I have a dell Pentium 3 PC running XP Pro, SP2. A friend has given me an unwanted IBM Pentium 4. I would like to take the hard drive out of the P3 and put it in the P4, and just start working. The hard drive is a Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 Ultra ATA/100 80-GB Hard Drive. I tried putting it in previously but the P4 wouldn't recognize it even though the BIOS recognized the make/model of the hard drive. I imagine this might have something to do with the difference of motherboard and CPU on the new system. Any suggestions?

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Actually it has to do with all the hardware

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in the P4 system. It's quite a shock to the OS from the P3 when one tries to make a major change like that. One way is to do a repair install of the OS but you will need the full install OS/CD for it to work. More info here.


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Thank you.

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Just the kind of information I was looking for. Thank you.

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It actually works just fine. I just moved a hard drive from a 1ghz intel to a AMD 64 3700 with 8x the RAM, different everything.

It just took about 5 minutes to boot (had to install all the fancy new stuffs) and then it said that major hardware changes were detected, reactivate in 3 days. Call MS for an activation number or do so online. Xp is so resilient...

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SeaGate Barracuda..

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I have the very same 80-GB Model..its a Single Disk HDD..
SeaGate advertises that it a very QUIET Drive..I use it for a Ext. HDD..it was delivered in my DELL DE051(1100-series Dimension)..but I replaced it w/Western Digital HDD WD400JB(40-GB)..
The SeaGate is a very nice drive..you may find it a easy choice if you can check in COMPUTER Management-useing the Disk Management Program/How this Drive is set up..
I have been useing Disk Management to set up my HDD's..
running a Default-ALLOCATION..
Also the SeaGate has whats called SMART-technology..
This must be activated(Enabled)to work..
It most likely is ENABLED..but if a problem crops up..
You may want to check w/SeaGate on how to determine if SMART is TURNED-On.

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