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Making WIndows XP Boot With Another Motherboard

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by xboxgama, May 21, 2007.

  1. xboxgama

    xboxgama Guest

    Hello, my computer's motherboard broke so I took my hd out and tried to hook it up to another motherboard but it wouldn't boot. What should I do?
     
  2. 68b_body

    68b_body Guest

    reinstall xp. but if you dont want to lose any files set that hard drive up as a slave and reinstall a different HD and install xp on it.
     
  3. xboxgama

    xboxgama Guest

    I don't have the recovery discs. Is there anyway I can make a recovery disc as a slave on another computer?
     
  4. borhan9

    borhan9 Active member

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    Try putting the CD in and then booting from it and then doing a repair install.
     
  5. xboxgama

    xboxgama Guest

    I don't have the disc.
     
  6. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    then get 1. most likely dead board uses different chipset from working board so xp barfed. to get xp to work on dead board hd as master on working board you have to re-install windows on that drive or ghost current working board hd onto dead board hd. will loose any info you want off the dead board hd unless you save it.
     

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