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by RetXet / August 21, 2005 3:30 AM PDT

I had took my hard drive and put it into another another computor, everything loaded just fine, but when I decided to put it back in my old computor I get ''OS not found.'' I put it back into the new computor to make sure the hard drive was fine and it was, what could cause this? Could it be that I am not plugging it in the right wires?

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Yup.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 21, 2005 3:38 AM PDT
In reply to: OS not found

Here's what XP might do if I move a drive from one machine to another. If I put a bootable drive as slave to a XP system, XP when booted will notice the second drive is marked bootable and fix it.

From memory I have to boot the XP CD and perform a repair install if fixboot, fixmbr doesn't cure it.

Bob

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by RetXet / August 21, 2005 8:24 AM PDT
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So there is nothing I can do without my XP CD? The way this is set up stupidfies me. Works on the original mother board, works on the new mother board, then wheny I try to put it back on the old no OS. Yet it still works on the new. Plain

I smell a plot to make me pay to have someone fix it up for me. :\

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There is a plot.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 21, 2005 10:02 AM PDT
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It's quite simple. Those without XP CDs often have some pirated OS or didn't take HP/Compaq's offer to create such. Call it a conspiracy if you must.

It's a simple thing to fix, except for those that are in a dark place.

Bob

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RetXet-had the same problem!
by Blue user / August 21, 2005 11:25 AM PDT
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Had the same prob with an old HP desk pc. HP told me (after paying $45) to open the CPU panel and find the plugs, not only for the CD-rom drives but for the hard drive as well, which is your main concern.

so turn off your computer, open the panel and unplug the connections, then plug them back in. Make sure you pay attention to which connection plugs back into where you unplugged it from.

I was told that after a lot of use, vibration can gently shake the connection loose and making sure the plugs are in correctly and fully, you should be able to have your operating system back.

Let me know how this fix works for you. It worked for me.

Jo

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I'm surprised that it worked
by retired / August 21, 2005 10:21 PM PDT

After the first switch without some problems, but placing the drive back into the original configuration is a real shocker to the OS. I have used this procedure and it worked ok. I'm sure know about MOBO drivers!

Extract 'Atapi.sys,' 'Intelide.sys,' 'Pciide.sys,' and 'Pciidex.sys' from 'C:\Windows\Driver Cache\i386\Driver.cab' (or SPx.CAB if it exists, where x is the latest service pack)(They can also all be found in the root of the i386 folder)

2 - Copy those four files to the following location: 'C:\Windows\System32\Drivers' (When prompted do not replace files already there)(Two of these files may already be there and They may be newer than the ones you are copying).

3 - Merge the registry file found below (copy the text to notepad and save as a .reg file).

4 - THAT'S IT! Move the HDD to a new system (or change the motherboard), and your system will start up. The system may freeze on a re-boot asking for drivers to be installed, if that should happen just manually re-boot. While installing new hardware it will ask for drivers, always cancel these and when it is all done finding new hardware install the MOBO drivers, Video drivers Etc. I have used this method and it works, only drawback is re-activation but that would be needed in any method of MOBO/CPU change.

HERE IS THE REGISTRY FILE (COPY IT INTO NOTEPAD, AND SAVE IT AS A .REG FILE.
********* START COPY AFTER THIS LINE *************
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\primary_ide_channel]
''ClassGUID''=''{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}''
''Service''=''atapi''
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\secondary_ide_channel]
''ClassGUID''=''{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}''
''Service''=''atapi''
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\*pnp0600]
''ClassGUID''=''{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}''
''Service''=''atapi''
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\*azt0502]
''ClassGUID''=''{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}''
''Service''=''atapi''
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\gendisk]
''ClassGUID''=''{4D36E967-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}''
''Service''=''disk''
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#cc_0101]
''ClassGUID''=''{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}''
''Service''=''pciide''
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_0e11&dev_ae33]
''ClassGUID''=''{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}''
''Service''=''pciide''
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_1039&dev_0601]
''ClassGUID''=''{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}''
''Service''=''pciide''
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_1039&dev_5513]
''ClassGUID''=''{4D36E96A-E325-1!CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}''
''Service''=''pciide''
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_1042&dev_1000]
''ClassGUID''=''{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}''
''Service''=''pciide''
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_105a&dev_4d33]
''ClassGUID''=''{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}''
''Service''=''pciide''
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_1095&dev_0640]
''ClassGUID''=''{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}''
''Service''=''pciide''
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_1095&dev_0646]
''ClassGUID''=''{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}''
''Service''=''pciide''
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_1097&dev_0038]
''ClassGUID''=''{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}''
''Service''=''pciide''
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_10ad&dev_0001]
''ClassGUID''=''{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}''
''Service''=''pciide''
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_10ad&dev_0150]
''ClassGUID''=''{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}''
''Service''=''pciide''
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_10b9&dev_5215]
''ClassGUID''=''{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}''
''Service''=''pciide''
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_10b9&dev_5219]
''ClassGUID''=''{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}''
''Service''=''pciide''
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_10b9&dev_5229]
''ClassGUID''=''{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}''
''Service''=''pciide''
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_1106&dev_0571]
''Service''=''pciide''
''ClassGUID''=''{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}''
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_8086&dev_1222]
''ClassGUID''=''{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}''
''Service''=''intelide''
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_8086&dev_1230]
''ClassGUID''=''{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}''
''Service''=''intelide''
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_8086&dev_2411]
''ClassGUID''=''{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}''
''Service''=''intelide''
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_8086&dev_2421]
''ClassGUID''=''{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}''
''Service''=''intelide''
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_8086&dev_7010]
''ClassGUID''=''{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}''
''Service''=''intelide''
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_8086&dev_7111]
''ClassGUID''=''{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}''
''Service''=''intelide''
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_8086&dev_7199]
''ClassGUID''=''{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}''
''Service''=''intelide''
;Add driver for Atapi (requires atapi.sys in drivers directory)
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi]
''ErrorControl''=dword:00000001
''Group''=''SCSI miniport''
''Start''=dword:00000000
''Tag''=dword:00000019
''Type''=dword:00000001
''DisplayName''=''Standard IDE/ESDI Hard Disk Controller''
''ImagePath''=hex(2):53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,44,00,\
52,00,49,00,56,00,45,00,52,00,53,00,5c,00,61,00,74,00,61,00,70,00,69,00,2e,\
00,73,00,79,00,73,00,00,00</FON>
;Add driver for intelide (requires intelide.sys in drivers directory)
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\IntelIde]
''ErrorControl''=dword:00000001
''Group''=''System Bus Extender''
''Start''=dword:00000000
''Tag''=dword:00000004
''Type''=dword:00000001
''ImagePath''=hex(2):53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,44,00,\
52,00,49,00,56,00,45,00,52,00,53,00,5c,00,69,00,6e,00,74,00,65,00,6c,00,69,\
00,64,00,65,00,2e,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,00,00

;Add driver for pciide (requires pciide.sys and pciidex.sys in drivers directory)
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PCIIde]
''ErrorControl''=dword:00000001
''Group''=''System Bus Extender''
''Start''=dword:00000000
''Tag''=dword:00000003
''Type''=dword:00000001
''ImagePath''=hex(2):53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,44,00,\
52,00,49,00,56,00,45,00,52,00,53,00,5c,00,70,00,63,00,69,00,69,00,64,00,65,\
00,2e,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,00,00
************ END COPY ABOVE THIS LINE ***************

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