changing pc's

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

I wish to upgrade my pc to a new motherboard and
processor, but I wish to keep my original hard drives and
all the information there in.

I have heard that XP cannot be moved from one pc to
another because of the drivers.? Is this the case.?

Is there any way to move my hard drives from one pc to
another.?

Thanx
Richard
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    "Richard" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1b3c801c42060$755301e0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
    > I wish to upgrade my pc to a new motherboard and
    > processor, but I wish to keep my original hard drives and
    > all the information there in.
    >
    > I have heard that XP cannot be moved from one pc to
    > another because of the drivers.? Is this the case.?
    >
    > Is there any way to move my hard drives from one pc to
    > another.?
    >
    > Thanx
    > Richard

    Try this:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;Q315341
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Thanx for the help. So I guess the easiest way for me
    would be to replace my motherboard and processor, then
    boot the pc with the XP CD rom installed in the CD Rom
    drive.

    I guess this will then reload all the relavent drivers.

    Please advise is this is correct.

    Thanx Again.
    >-----Original Message-----
    >
    >"Richard" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    message
    >news:1b3c801c42060$755301e0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
    >> I wish to upgrade my pc to a new motherboard and
    >> processor, but I wish to keep my original hard drives
    and
    >> all the information there in.
    >>
    >> I have heard that XP cannot be moved from one pc to
    >> another because of the drivers.? Is this the case.?
    >>
    >> Is there any way to move my hard drives from one pc to
    >> another.?
    >>
    >> Thanx
    >> Richard
    >
    >Try this:
    >
    >http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-
    US;Q315341
    >
    >
    >.
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Greetings --

    Normally, and assuming a retail license (many OEM licenses are not
    transferable to a new motherboard), unless your motherboard is
    virtually identical (same chipset, same IDE controllers, same BIOS
    version, etc.) to the one on which the other WinXP installation was
    originally performed, you'll need to perform a repair (a.k.a. in-place
    upgrade) installation, at the very least:

    How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade of Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/directory/article.asp?ID=KB;EN-US;Q315341

    As always when undertaking such a significant change, back up any
    important data before starting.

    This will also require re-activation, unless you have a Volume
    Licensed version of WinXP Pro installed. If it's been more than 120
    days since you last activated that specific Product Key, you'll most
    likely be able to activate via the internet without problem. If it's
    been less, you might have to make a 5 minute phone call.


    Bruce Chambers

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    "Richard" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1b3c801c42060$755301e0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
    >I wish to upgrade my pc to a new motherboard and
    > processor, but I wish to keep my original hard drives and
    > all the information there in.
    >
    > I have heard that XP cannot be moved from one pc to
    > another because of the drivers.? Is this the case.?
    >
    > Is there any way to move my hard drives from one pc to
    > another.?
    >
    > Thanx
    > Richard
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Simply follow Method 2 in the instructions of the link I gave you.


    <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:16ba601c4206a$353144a0$a001280a@phx.gbl...
    > Thanx for the help. So I guess the easiest way for me
    > would be to replace my motherboard and processor, then
    > boot the pc with the XP CD rom installed in the CD Rom
    > drive.
    >
    > I guess this will then reload all the relavent drivers.
    >
    > Please advise is this is correct.
    >
    > Thanx Again.
    > >-----Original Message-----
    > >
    > >"Richard" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    > message
    > >news:1b3c801c42060$755301e0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
    > >> I wish to upgrade my pc to a new motherboard and
    > >> processor, but I wish to keep my original hard drives
    > and
    > >> all the information there in.
    > >>
    > >> I have heard that XP cannot be moved from one pc to
    > >> another because of the drivers.? Is this the case.?
    > >>
    > >> Is there any way to move my hard drives from one pc to
    > >> another.?
    > >>
    > >> Thanx
    > >> Richard
    > >
    > >Try this:
    > >
    > >http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-
    > US;Q315341
    > >
    > >
    > >.
    > >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    My explanation is that the 'movement' to a new motherboard reflects a significant change in environment: such as may be found when 'ghosting' one hard drive [with an activated Windows XP System] to another; with the ghosted drive then being installed in a new computer and being used without any problems. Of course the anti-piracy features of Xp are designed to detect and prevent this happening. Thus the failure to load Windows results.

    In addition to any other solutions proposed to you: remember one other licencing issue: if you have an OEM version of Windows XP [such as supplied by a Manufacturer with the purchase of your original system], you are not licenced to move that Xp system to an upgraded environment [motherboard, CPU, disk drive]: check your EULA. If you bought a retail version of Xp: you may.

    OK political correctness aside: here's how you may achieve your desired migration. This proceedure was found on the internet and I have used it successfully. Some additional comments included by me [warnings and extra precautions].

    If you upgrade your motherboard on your Windows 2000 / XP system or tried to move the hard drive to another computer, you may receive the following error message 'STOP: 0x0000007B INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE '. This is because the Windows System does not contain the drivers for the hard drive controller for the new motherboard.

    If you are using a SCSI drive subsystem, usually you can install the target disk controller in the old system and install the drivers for the controller. You can then move the controller and the hard drive to the new system, boot, and remove the unused drivers.

    For IDE controllers, it is a little more complicated since the IDE hardware is found on the motherboard itself. When Windows installs, it detects the IDE controller and installs only the driver for the detected hardware. When you upgrade the motherboard or move the hard drive to a new computer, Windows will not find the correct drivers installed.

    If you are interested to find out which drive controller Windows detected for your original system, look in the file \WINNT\setupapi.log.

    WARNING - DO NOT IGNORE THIS STEP:
    Before you begin this procedure, please have a good backup of the current system or at leat ALL your data files and unique information [such as username, password etc. for Internet Access, Online Bank etc.]

    FOLLOW THESE STEPS:
    1. Boot the system using the hard drive in the old system. Copy the following text into a file and call it copy.reg [use copy and paste commands on the text below]:-

    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-E325-11CE-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

    ;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


    You will need to copy the whole thing even if you think you know the target driver.

    2. Extract the following files from \winnt\system32\i386\driver cache\i386\driver.cab and put them into the \winnt\system32\drivers directory: atapi.sys, intelide.sys, pciide.sys, and pciidex.sys. If the directory contains other cab files for service pack 1 (SP1.CAB) or service pack 2 (SP2.CAB), get the files from there instead so that you are using the latest files.

    3. Right click the copy.reg file and select Merge to add it to your registry. Confirm all prompts.

    4. Move the hard drive into the new system and reboot. You should be able to boot normally.


    Good luck
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    "BAR" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:6498CF9C-E9B0-42F0-A564-5A4AB595F5CA@microsoft.com...
    > My explanation is that the 'movement' to a new motherboard reflects a
    significant change in environment: such as may be found when 'ghosting' one
    hard drive [with an activated Windows XP System] to another; with the
    ghosted drive then being installed in a new computer and being used without
    any problems. Of course the anti-piracy features of Xp are designed to
    detect and prevent this happening. Thus the failure to load Windows
    results.
    >
    > In addition to any other solutions proposed to you: remember one other
    licencing issue: if you have an OEM version of Windows XP [such as supplied
    by a Manufacturer with the purchase of your original system], you are not
    licenced to move that Xp system to an upgraded environment [motherboard,
    CPU, disk drive]: check your EULA. If you bought a retail version of Xp:
    you may.
    >
    > OK political correctness aside: here's how you may achieve your desired
    migration. This proceedure was found on the internet and I have used it
    successfully. Some additional comments included by me [warnings and extra
    precautions].
    >
    > If you upgrade your motherboard on your Windows 2000 / XP system or tried
    to move the hard drive to another computer, you may receive the following
    error message 'STOP: 0x0000007B INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE '. This is because
    the Windows System does not contain the drivers for the hard drive
    controller for the new motherboard.
    >
    > If you are using a SCSI drive subsystem, usually you can install the
    target disk controller in the old system and install the drivers for the
    controller. You can then move the controller and the hard drive to the new
    system, boot, and remove the unused drivers.
    >
    > For IDE controllers, it is a little more complicated since the IDE
    hardware is found on the motherboard itself. When Windows installs, it
    detects the IDE controller and installs only the driver for the detected
    hardware. When you upgrade the motherboard or move the hard drive to a new
    computer, Windows will not find the correct drivers installed.
    >
    > If you are interested to find out which drive controller Windows detected
    for your original system, look in the file \WINNT\setupapi.log.
    >
    > WARNING - DO NOT IGNORE THIS STEP:
    > Before you begin this procedure, please have a good backup of the current
    system or at leat ALL your data files and unique information [such as
    username, password etc. for Internet Access, Online Bank etc.]
    >
    > FOLLOW THESE STEPS:
    > 1. Boot the system using the hard drive in the old system. Copy the
    following text into a file and call it copy.reg [use copy and paste commands
    on the text below]:-
    >
    > 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-E325-11CE-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
    >
    > ;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
    >
    >
    > You will need to copy the whole thing even if you think you know the
    target driver.
    >
    > 2. Extract the following files from \winnt\system32\i386\driver
    cache\i386\driver.cab and put them into the \winnt\system32\drivers
    directory: atapi.sys, intelide.sys, pciide.sys, and pciidex.sys. If the
    directory contains other cab files for service pack 1 (SP1.CAB) or service
    pack 2 (SP2.CAB), get the files from there instead so that you are using the
    latest files.
    >
    > 3. Right click the copy.reg file and select Merge to add it to your
    registry. Confirm all prompts.
    >
    > 4. Move the hard drive into the new system and reboot. You should be able
    to boot normally.
    >
    >
    > Good luck
    >

    What an exhaustive reply! I think it covers just about any potential issue.

    I suspect (but cannot prove it) that all of the above steps can be replaced
    by this process:

    1. While still on the old system, replace the specific Master IDE Controller
    driver with the generic Microsoft driver.
    2. Move the disk to the new system. I should boot OK, and Plug and Play will
    sort out the remaining differences.

    I have used this process successfully on several occasions, before I became
    aware of the link I quoted in my first reply.
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