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Moving Hard Drive From Old To New Computer

By dmcrme
Sep 22, 2007
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  1. I can only get to safe modes screen and no choices on that window will work, cannot get to windows logon screen. Bios sees hdd. need help!
  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 2,031

    Hello, dmcrme, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

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    With regards to your problem, are you using the old hard drive as your new main one or have you put it in as a secondary drive?
  3. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,624

    that was the first question I was going to ask and say u will have to format it if u want it to be the system drive with Windows, or at least do a repair on the drive to make it bootable.
  4. dmcrme

    dmcrme TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks...everybody I got it

    Thanks for your help...all is good now.
  5. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 2,031

    glad to hear you got it sorted :)

    just for future reference, how did you fix it? :)
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    You cannot reuse windows on 1 system in another. Not only illegal but windows configures itself for each computer it is loaded on.
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