installing a new master hdd


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frogliver

I cannot boot XP on my hp pavilion 7935 PC-- I have only been able to access
the OS with an ERD Boot Disk to recover files. But I have a slew of programs
on it too.

Someone suggested that I use another pc, make the current hdd a slave, and
be able to use it that way. But all I have is a laptop with vista.

Since I have a set of HP installation disks for that PC and OS, can I simply
install a new hdd and install XP on that to set as master, then use the
current one as a slave? I guess the question is can I do that using the HP
disks? I believe the disks are capable of formatting and doing a clean
recovery install.

I don't want to waste money buying a new hdd first and finding out it won't
work this way.

thanks

frog
 
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smlunatick

I cannot boot XP on my hp pavilion 7935 PC-- I have only been able to access
the OS with an ERD Boot Disk to recover files. But I have a slew of programs
on it too.

 Someone suggested that I use another  pc, make the current hdd a slave, and
be able to use it that way. But all I have is a laptop with vista.

Since I have a set of HP installation disks for that PC and OS, can I simply
install a new hdd and install XP on that to set as master, then use the
current one as a slave? I guess the question is can I do that using the HP
disks? I believe the disks are capable of formatting and doing a clean
recovery install.

I don't want to waste money buying a new hdd first and finding out it won't
work this way.

thanks

frog

Since the programs were "installed" on the now defunct drive, no
matter what you do, you will still have to re-install them all.
Windows programs "install" themselves into the Registry and then can
not be easily transferred from a "non-working" drive.
 
F

frogliver

Thanks. I was under the impression that if you had a master with the same OS
then you would be able to access all of the functions, including programs,
of the slave as if it were another partition or similar. None of the input
suggesting I do it this way mentioned losing the function of programs, but I
definitely need to check that out.

frog


I cannot boot XP on my hp pavilion 7935 PC-- I have only been able to
access
the OS with an ERD Boot Disk to recover files. But I have a slew of
programs
on it too.

Someone suggested that I use another pc, make the current hdd a slave, and
be able to use it that way. But all I have is a laptop with vista.

Since I have a set of HP installation disks for that PC and OS, can I
simply
install a new hdd and install XP on that to set as master, then use the
current one as a slave? I guess the question is can I do that using the HP
disks? I believe the disks are capable of formatting and doing a clean
recovery install.

I don't want to waste money buying a new hdd first and finding out it
won't
work this way.

thanks

frog

Since the programs were "installed" on the now defunct drive, no
matter what you do, you will still have to re-install them all.
Windows programs "install" themselves into the Registry and then can
not be easily transferred from a "non-working" drive.
 
D

DL

You *will not* be able to run programs on your old drive, when its accessed
as a slave. That's the way its been since win9*
Programs have to be installed when booted from the current (new) drive, even
if you choose to install said programs on another partition
 
F

frogliver

DL said:
You *will not* be able to run programs on your old drive, when its
accessed as a slave. That's the way its been since win9*
Programs have to be installed when booted from the current (new) drive,
even if you choose to install said programs on another partition
Thanks for the clarification. Well that changes my plans back to trying to
fix the boot problem with XP. New question is: does anybody know how to fix
the XP boot when I get the error window:

Sessions_initialization_failed
Stop: OxOOOOOO71

It won't boot into anything other than this and the only way I know to
access the OS is through ERD Commander. Is there any way I can use ERD to
fix the booting problem that you know of? I can get to DOS through the
Recovery CDs (that do not work) also. I have tried every set of commands I
have found to fix booting but nothing works so far.

frog
 
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