Boot sata os on ide disk?

Hi,I cloned a SATA disk C: partition to an IDE disk C: partition. Will it boot on a older laptop that has no SATA motherboard?
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  1. Highly unlikely, if you change motherboards you will usually need to reinstall or at least repair the OS because the drivers for the motherboard are now wrong, and if you only transfered the C partition you missed the MBR so it wont have anything to boot from.
  2. hunter315 said:
    Highly unlikely, if you change motherboards you will usually need to reinstall or at least repair the OS because the drivers for the motherboard are now wrong, and if you only transfered the C partition you missed the MBR so it wont have anything to boot from.


    Thanks; I'm a bit ignorant in this - the destination laptop is a Dell D610 ; will it understand the IDE disk with a "SATA" set of info?
  3. IDE and SATA do not change the data stored on the disk, the only difference between an IDE disk and a SATA disk is the connection between it and the motherboard, the data is stored on the disk in the exact same way for both.

    The problem will be that the operating system has drivers installed so it knows how to talk to the motherboard, when you move it to a different motherboard it tries to use the drivers for the old board and it wont work.
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