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Windows won't boot in my new pc

By maxxo
Jan 5, 2008
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  1. i build new pc couple days ago and i use hdd sata WD1600JD with windows xp from my old pc but when windows logo show up i get blue error screen and restart if i use hdd in old pc all is workin good.

    my new pc :
    intel c2 q6600
    asus p5e x38
    8800gt 512mb
    4g ddr2 1066

    plz help idk what to do
  2. Grafficks

    Grafficks Newcomer, in training Posts: 454

    You cannot just take a hard drive from one computer, stick it in another computer and expect it to work.

    Windows is sensitive to hardware changes. When you make a large hardware swap changing something like the motherboard or processor (or in your case, the entire PC) then the previous Windows installation will not work correctly.

    You need to boot from your Windows XP disc and do a repair install:
    http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic8356.html
    And then install your new drivers from your new hardware.
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