My work winXP machine died (I could log in, but the machine would blue screen just after making it to the desktop).
I was sent a replacement hard drive with win7 by my network admin (we have no dedicated IT in our office). I swapped out the hard drive, and the new one boots, then the windows 7 logo appears, at which point the system blue screens and dies. He setup the hard drive on a machine at his office with (what we thought were) the same specs as my machine, dell 390, core 2 quad, with a quadro fx1700. I've tried the dell diagnostic tool and it isn't finding any errors. The network admin thinks it's a hardware mismatch (the 390 had a couple processor options, could be his had a quad core instead of dual).
We've given up on the machine and I'll have to wait until next year for a replacement, but I'd like to salvage my old friend if possible. Is there anything I can try to diagnose the problem? Or fix it?