Can Not Boot From Hard Drive

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DWF_72

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I just built a new computer with a 2.4 ghz Celeron cpu and an Abit VT7 mobo with serial ata. I tried to put in a hard drive that already has an OS on it. (Win XP Pro). It will boot into Windows but once the splash screen comes on it automatically reboots. I tried 2 other hard drives with OS's on them, but it hangs up right the screen that says verifying DMI pool. I tried known working memory with the same result. All of the hard drives that I have tried are all IDE based hard drives. It reconizes all the hard drives in the BIOS and I have tried all of the hard drives on cable select and on master and neither works. If anyone has a clue as to what the problem is....please feel free to post some suggestions.

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You just cannot do that and expect it to work. Each disk has windows installed specifically for the machine it was in. It would only work in another machine with exactly the same parts in it. You will have to install windows on YOUR machine.
 
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Hi,

You have been given good advice about putting windows on this machine. The best way is to do a clean format and install and then to add windows from an OS disk.

What is happening is that your computer is looking for the old motherboard because the chipset drivers are on the hard drives you are trying. With the other ones you are trying, it is looking for those motherboards because of the chipset drivers for that motherboard.

Hope this clarifies.
 
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