Inaccessible boot device issue


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spasmous2

I am trying to put the hard drive from an old P3 with win2000 on it
into a newer P4 computer. Basically I'm just swapping in the hard
drive. Unfortunately, the computer wont boot up - I get the
inaccessible boot device blue screen.

I can boot into win2000 on the P3, so is there anything I can change
while I'm there to help it boot up on the P4?
 
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spasmous2

These articles may help.

How to Move a Windows Installation to Different Hardwarehttp://support.microsoft.com/?id=249694

HOW TO: Replace the Motherboard on a Computer That Is Running Windowshttp://support.microsoft.com/?id=824125

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Thanks for the pointers - as it turned out, the MS information was so
useful. However I discovered a solution that worked: Control Panel ->
System -> Device Manager -> IDE controllers then under properties
change the specific name brand drivers to "Standard Dual Channel PCI
IDE Controller".

Voila. The system booted into windows and auto-updated the remainder
of the drivers (after some goofing around with Ethernet cards).
 
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Dave Patrick

Good to hear. You're welcome.


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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
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:
Thanks for the pointers - as it turned out, the MS information was so
useful. However I discovered a solution that worked: Control Panel ->
System -> Device Manager -> IDE controllers then under properties
change the specific name brand drivers to "Standard Dual Channel PCI
IDE Controller".

Voila. The system booted into windows and auto-updated the remainder
of the drivers (after some goofing around with Ethernet cards).
 

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