Move HD to new build = Crash while loading

So, I built a new computer with a new Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 motherboard (REV 1.3, BIOS version F10), PSU, memory, CPU, and case to fit the MB. I'm reusing my SATA hard disk from my old build. I have a multi-boot system setup, with Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Ubuntu Linux. Linux works in AHCI mode, but XP and Vista don't work in either AHCI or IDE modes.

Backing up: I press the power button. I choose my OS to boot (Windows Vista). I'm told SATA is running in IDE mode and two (change to AHCI or continue in IDE mode). I see a timer as well as press any key to continue. In an effort to stop the timer to read, I press the down arrow, which instead continues and defaults IDE mode.

For Windows, the farthest it goes is to the load screen with the load bar, but restarts as soon as that starts to appear.

Unfortunately, when I was building my new computer, I noticed my case didn't come with a speaker wire :( . I don't know if my MB's trying to beep an error. On the upside, it came with an HD audio and AC '97 cable ... ugh.

In POST, all I can see is
Detecting IDE drives...
Detecting IDE drives...
Detecting IDE drives...


then the bottom line changes to:
IDE Channel 4 Master: None
IDE Channel 4 Slave : None

(though I have HDD connected on SATA0)


So anyone got any ideas? Any troubleshooting steps? I've already tried the Optimized Defaults and Load Fail-Safe Defaults. A bit weird that Linux can boot but Windows won't. Also, is this where I should post this or should I [also?] post elsewhere?

Thanks!

Edit: Just put an order in for a $4 speaker from Newegg ... so worst case scenario I'll hear any beeps if there are beeps to be heard in a couple days.
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  1. Move HDD to new build .... Wait, are u trying to reuse the previous installations?
  2. What was the previous mobo and CPU?

    What is the current mobo and CPU?
  3. This is happening on my new build, my old build is fine (put my hard drive from old build into new build).

    Current Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z68x-UD3H-B3, Rev 1.3, Bios version F10
    Current CPU: Intel i7-2600k

    Previous Mobo: It's roughly 7 years old. It appears to be an Intel D945GCL
    CPU: Intel Pentium D 820
  4. Yes, but are reusing the previous installations?
  5. nikorr said:
    Yes, but are reusing the previous installations?

    Yes, reusing the drive as-is, with everything installed and partitioned as it was on my old build. Unscrewed, moved, rescrewed.
  6. Well, that's your problem.
  7. Sometimes it works, if the install is old, but parts are couple of years apart. U have drivers on wrong hardware, that's enough to keep crashing.
  8. U need to perform a clean install.
  9. I would suppose it would autodetect drivers, and go to universal or plug-and-play drivers. It just has the bare essentials, keyboard, and integrated graphics. All the parts are new (minus hard drive) and the Vista has been kept up to date.
  10. The problem is the old Windows installation.

    I am sure that your bare hardware is fine and will work without a hick up.
  11. Yeah, it's working as I type on Linux. I was just hoping Windows would be smarter than that in that department and that I wouldn't have to spend hours reformatting and reinstalling stuff (via 1.5Gbps DSL). Part of me just dreads thinking about that ...
  12. blazure said:
    Yeah, it's working as I type on Linux. I was just hoping Windows would be smarter than that in that department and that I wouldn't have to spend hours reformatting and reinstalling stuff (via 1.5Gbps DSL). Part of me just dreads thinking about that ...

    Linux is a different player : )

    Windows is very restrictive and particular.
  13. Windows 7 that is...
  14. Yeah, I'll probably get a copy of Windows 7 via school to replace Vista.

    Anyone else got easier theories to test before I spend hours on reformatting?
  15. blazure said:
    Yeah, I'll probably get a copy of Windows 7 via school to replace Vista.

    Anyone else got easier theories to test before I spend hours on reformatting?

    Read this, its similar.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tomshardwareus.inc&cat=31&post=330383&page=1&p=1&sondage=0&owntopic=1&trash=&trash_post=&print=0&numreponse=0&quote_only=0&new=0&nojs=0
  16. You could try and just check if your IDE slave/master is set to cable select. (no jumpers on pins in HDD)
  17. There are no jumpers on it.... so it's just an average SATA drive :(

    I also saw that I had it on SATA3_0, so I changed it to SATA2_2, but nothing changed.
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