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PC will not boot on a new HD

by nichosi / October 4, 2012 12:09 AM PDT

I formated & install Win XP home on my old Sata WD 80gb HD.

It boots fine on my XP PC (Asus P5K3/P5K premium) but, on my wifes XP PC (Mobo Asus F1A55M LE) although is visible in the Bios Setup will not boot, it goes up to the lines left to right & reboots for ever.

It even shows & is read by win. explorer (of wife's PC) when is pigybaged on onother HD that boots.

Even tried he "R" on the WinXP CD in desperation with no luck.

Any help will be apreciated ..........thanx .........nick

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Re: no boot
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 4, 2012 12:28 AM PDT

That's easy. You can't move an OS from one PC to another. Just reinstall on your wifes PC and things should be fine.


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PC will not boot on a new HD
by nichosi / October 4, 2012 12:59 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: no boot

Have to reformat it again? NO?

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by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 4, 2012 1:03 AM PDT

You have to do a clean install again. That's the easiest by far.


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