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hdd set problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jamman32, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. jamman32

    jamman32 Nibble Poster

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    have a hard drive from a laptop and want to use it on my desktop.

    connected via adapter used windows setup disk to format drive.

    copied system files then rest computer.

    this is were the problem is.

    computer booted, bios screen appeared then the computer rebooted .
    keeps rebooting after bios screen appears as if it were stuck in a loop.

    any suggestions welcome.

    jamman32
     
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  2. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    Are you trying to dual boot? What's the operating system? and you might want to carry out a full format rather than a quick format to see if this makes any difference.
     
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  3. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Um - not quite enough info there. It *looks* as if you want to use the laptop drive to boot the system. If so - don't mess about with the elaborate proceedures - just install it on the drive with the CD. (The performance won't be very good though!)

    If you *don't want to boot from it - then also don't mess about like this. From Windows just format it in disk manager.

    Copying 'system files' isn't good enough for most versions of Windows. At the very least you'll need fixboot, plus a whole pile of other stuff.

    Harry.
     
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  4. jamman32

    jamman32 Nibble Poster

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    not trying too dual boot . only using hdd from laptop. running winxp. will tyr full format see how that goes.

    thanks onoski8)
     
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  5. jamman32

    jamman32 Nibble Poster

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    hi harry.

    setting up the hard drive to see if its any god to use in another laptop.

    cheers
     
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  6. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Then just use disk manager to format and check it - don't try and put a system on it.

    Harry.
     
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  7. ManicD

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    if above suggestions dont work, try unplugging power from a cd/dvd drive and restarting, the extra disk might just use that little bit too much power on startup
     
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  8. jamman32

    jamman32 Nibble Poster

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    have now solved the problem.

    had to set the jumper settings to slave. boots up fine now.

    thanks for all advices guys...:p
     
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