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Anonymous
August 16, 2005 7:59:34 PM

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I have just put together a new system, which works fine with a scratch 10GB
hard drive that I just built.
When I try to use my old 80GB hard drive (which worked fine with the old
hardware), I can't get past the screen which warns that the hardware has
been changed. I have the recovery console installed, and I've tried Safe
Mode, however, it just keeps looping. What do I need to do in order for the
old drive to recognize the new hardware?
I don't mind re-registering the software, I just don't want to lose all my
data on the old hard drive!
Any help would be appreciated.

Many thanks,

Dave

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Anonymous
August 16, 2005 7:59:35 PM

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Changing a Motherboard or Moving a Hard Drive with XP Installed
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

[Courtesy of MS-MVP Michael Stevens]

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

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"DSL-Dave" wrote:

| I have just put together a new system, which works fine with a scratch 10GB
| hard drive that I just built.
| When I try to use my old 80GB hard drive (which worked fine with the old
| hardware), I can't get past the screen which warns that the hardware has
| been changed. I have the recovery console installed, and I've tried Safe
| Mode, however, it just keeps looping. What do I need to do in order for the
| old drive to recognize the new hardware?
| I don't mind re-registering the software, I just don't want to lose all my
| data on the old hard drive!
| Any help would be appreciated.
|
| Many thanks,
|
| Dave
Anonymous
August 16, 2005 8:16:19 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Hi DSL-Dave,

When you move a drive that has XP already installed to a system with
different hardware, a repair install (in-place upgrade) usually has to be
performed, but there are situations when this should not or cannot be done.
Have a look at this article written by Michael Stevens:
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html



Regards,

--
Patti MacLeod
Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User

"DSL-Dave" <dminott@yourshortsDomino-Biz.com> wrote in message
news:o f1nK0poFHA.3960@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> I have just put together a new system, which works fine with a scratch
10GB
> hard drive that I just built.
> When I try to use my old 80GB hard drive (which worked fine with the old
> hardware), I can't get past the screen which warns that the hardware has
> been changed. I have the recovery console installed, and I've tried Safe
> Mode, however, it just keeps looping. What do I need to do in order for
the
> old drive to recognize the new hardware?
> I don't mind re-registering the software, I just don't want to lose all my
> data on the old hard drive!
> Any help would be appreciated.
>
> Many thanks,
>
> Dave
>
>
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 4:13:21 PM

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Many thanks to those who responded to my plea with suggestions!
I had called Microsoft install support, and spent close to an hour on the
phone, and after having to do a removal of the service packs, I was still
not able to successfully re-install the OS. It was at that point, that I
decided that "discretion was the better part of valor!" Since I did have a
current backup, and had prepared an ASR disk, I decided that my best
recourse was to do a complete reformat and re-install. I am now able to
boot into safe mode, however, there appears to be some issues with drivers.
I would strongly suggest that anyone contemplating this route should create
an ASR disk and ensure that they have a current backup!
Thanks again,
Dave


"Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in message
news:%235kqx$poFHA.420@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Changing a Motherboard or Moving a Hard Drive with XP Installed
> http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html
>
> How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install
> http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
>
> [Courtesy of MS-MVP Michael Stevens]
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------
>
> "DSL-Dave" wrote:
>
> | I have just put together a new system, which works fine with a scratch
10GB
> | hard drive that I just built.
> | When I try to use my old 80GB hard drive (which worked fine with the old
> | hardware), I can't get past the screen which warns that the hardware has
> | been changed. I have the recovery console installed, and I've tried Safe
> | Mode, however, it just keeps looping. What do I need to do in order for
the
> | old drive to recognize the new hardware?
> | I don't mind re-registering the software, I just don't want to lose all
my
> | data on the old hard drive!
> | Any help would be appreciated.
> |
> | Many thanks,
> |
> | Dave
>
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