I wanted to upgrade my mom's small business computer. The computer currently has Quickbooks Point of Sale software and she has no installation discs and the company no longer supports her outdated version. It would cost $800 to get another copy and I'm trying to avoid that.
It was time to upgrade the computer. I cloned the hard drive using an adapter ( Apricorn Drivewire Universal HDD Adapter USB To 2.5IN & 3.5IN Sata & Pata ).The clone was somewhat successful, I am able to access all her files and programs in safe mode.
I was confronted with a blue screen at startup, and entered into safe mode. In safe mode, I was able to install the drivers that came with CDs. I am currently unable to get into normal mode.
The blue screen:
STOP: 0x0000007E (0xc0000005, 0x00000000, 0xB9CC70BC, 0xB9CC6DB8)
Instead of trying to get that old copy of XP Home to work with new hardware (and half that 8GB of memory will be unusable anyway), I would suggest the following, which I have used several time to migrate software from an old PC to a new PC.
Install Windows 7 64-bit on the new PC so you can take advantage of more than 4GB of memory.
Connect the old drive using your cable.
Copy the entire QB software folder to the new PC.
Create a shortcut to the QB software, and try running it.
If it complains about a missing DLL file, search the old hard drive for the file and copy it to the same folder in the new PC.