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My IDE HDD won't boot up when I put it in another computer..........

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December 18, 2013 12:40:22 PM


Tried all sorts of help but no luck yet so am trying here with some hope :) !

The basics of my problem are that I have an IDE HDD that boots up fine with my pc, but when I put it in my girlfriends old pc it doesn't. It gets stuck either at the windows loading screen with the blue dots that go across, or it disappears and I get a blank screen. I have no idea why this would be. I have been into the BIOS and changed the boot up option to this HDD, also disconnecting all the other ones.

As an extension to this, I have only really tried to do this as the HDD in my girlfriends pc had stopped booting, it gets stuck at the SAME point that mine now does when I put it in. BUT, her one also boots up on my pc! I have tried safe mode, but it stops at agps440.sys, or whatever that one is called, and goes no further.

Is there anything I can do? I don't have installation CDs for either copy of windows as they cam preinstalled and where I got mine from doesn't exist anymore.

I don't know if this is in the right thread or anything either so apologies if it isn't. So if someone can help me it would be much appreciated - I've been at this for 2 days now :( !


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December 18, 2013 1:04:00 PM

You should do a clean install on your girlfriend's old PC with that HDD in order to boot.
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December 18, 2013 1:12:42 PM

Most like the cause is that your IDE drive is using the drivers for your system and her system needs different drivers. The fact that it gets to the windows loading screen is pretty much evidence of this.
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