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rath150

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HI,
I am a newbie!!
I am unsuccessfuly attempting to use a hdd from an emachine and use it in another non-brand puter.
OS vista home premium 32 bit. when i bootup asks to boot from cd. i have tried ot use disk from emachne but still won't boot. put back in emachine works fine. is there some way that i can switch hdd from emachine to the other?? evidently they have something installed specifically for emachines?? i have another hdd with an older OS and i can't finda way to format it so i can install a new OS.
confused is my middle name.

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rath150 :confused:
 

DoubleHelix

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You cannot move a system drive from one computer to another. If you want to reinstall your operating system, you need either the restore disks that came with the computer or access to the restore partition on the original hard drive.
 
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HI,
I am a newbie!!
I am unsuccessfuly attempting to use a hdd from an emachine and use it in another non-brand puter.
OS vista home premium 32 bit. when i bootup asks to boot from cd. i have tried ot use disk from emachne but still won't boot. put back in emachine works fine. is there some way that i can switch hdd from emachine to the other?? evidently they have something installed specifically for emachines?? i have another hdd with an older OS and i can't finda way to format it so i can install a new OS.
confused is my middle name.

Thanks

rath150 :confused:
...are asking for help...

if you are trying to move the HDD to another machine, and keep the operating system on that HDD, once it has been moved, then DoubleHelix has more than answered your question.

If you are only trying to re-use the hard drive as a spare hard drive, in another machine, then why don't you simply format it in the old emachine, then move the blank, or clean HDD to the new machine?
 
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