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Computer failing to boot new Win 7 install

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Blackronin357, May 4, 2010.

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  1. Blackronin357

    Blackronin357 Thread Starter

    Oct 4, 2006
    I had my original 3.5 HDD fail on me and had a spare 2.5 HDD I used to store movies on around, so I formated it and installed win 7 on it via my laptop ( I had to install the drive internally because you can't use usb?) and then swapped it back into my desktop. I promptly got a windows error recovery screen on the initial boot up. I choose to launch startup repair and waited for over a 40mins for it to tell me it couldn't do anything.

    I'm not sure what's wrong. Is it that the 2.5 hdd is now tied to my laptop or that my desktop is stating to fail piece by piece. My desktop is a 4 yr old Acer Aspire w/ 1.5 gb ram, 3.0 ghz intel celeron d cpu.

    I'm was thinking of buying a brand new hdd, but after seeing what happened to this one I'm not sure if that would work out. Also My newish cd-rom on my desktop is not booting anything either which explains why I couldn't install it through my desktop . It would work when win 7 started, but not while booting.
  2. Alex Ethridge

    Alex Ethridge

    Apr 10, 2000
    An OS installed on one system cannot run on another system unless the other system is identical to the system on which it was originally set up.
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