I had a Gateway computer with two hard drives, one 20gb running XP and 160gb for other files. I believe some of the programs are also on the 20gb HDD. The computer has stopped working. With a laptop, netbook and 7” tablet I don’t want to splash more on a desktop. I want to continue to have a desktop so I bought a HP unit from Ebay and hoped to just pull the two drives from the Gateway, put them in the HP and carry on running the desktop as before. It doesn’t work.
Is this because the drives have the old drivers? Can I install the drivers for the HP and get it running or is it not possible to do what I want to do?
Tried the repair, got my original desktop up and running. Not got onto internet yet but should be able to sort that. Time will tell if everything else is ok or if BSODs will appear. And have to reactivate Windows, not sure how that goes.