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Ive swapped my hard drive to another computer and its coming up with boot failur

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February 26, 2012 3:12:07 AM

ive swapped my hard drive to another computer and its coming up with boot failure, please insert disk and press enter. ive changed bios boot settings and everything but its still coming up with this message can someone help me please... im at a loss
a c 243 $ Windows 7
February 26, 2012 3:16:09 AM

Because of the hardware differences between the 2 computers, this is common. Be sure to go into the BIOS and set the SATA mode to IDE for the best chance to successfully boot the second system.
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a b $ Windows 7
February 26, 2012 3:27:58 AM

Reinstall the chip set drivers. This may work, if not you may be able to do a repair install of windows. This will preserve all data, programs and settings.
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February 26, 2012 3:33:37 AM

Did you check boot order in the BIOS? Is it trying to boot from a disk that is in the drive? Like a previous poster said, ensure that the SATA for the drive is set to IDE as most likely your OS is installed in IDE.
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February 26, 2012 3:52:46 AM

COLGeek said:
Because of the hardware differences between the 2 computers, this is common. Be sure to go into the BIOS and set the SATA mode to IDE for the best chance to successfully boot the second system.



thanks im just going to have to find my OS disk somewhere hahahaha...
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February 26, 2012 3:53:53 AM

thanks everyone for your replys, ive done all this just going to have to find my OS disk somewhere.. thanks :) 
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February 26, 2012 4:02:19 AM

Good luck and make sure you set the SATA to the intended IDE or AHCI before OS installation.
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