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Laptop keeps rebooting after change from VISTA to XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Nachtdrache, Aug 19, 2009.

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  1. Nachtdrache

    Nachtdrache Thread Starter

    Aug 19, 2009
    I had gotten a laptop and the hard drive kept crashing and wouldnt recover or let me install XP over vista. I installed XP on a new and the hard drive works fine on my other computer but when I put it on the laptop it starts to load windows and then blue screens for a split second and then reboots. I have a gateway M-6846. Any suggestions on what to look at on this would be greatly appreciated.
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    It sounds like you installed XP on one computer and then moved the hard drive to another computer. I guess that may work if the computers are the same brand and model. Otherwise there's not much chance that the drivers will be correct for the different computer.
  3. lukedwards


    Aug 19, 2009
    TerryNet is correct in order to do what your trying it should essentially be the same computer at least on a hardware level. I've had good success running a repair install while the hard drive in in the computer thats blue screening. That can if not get you into windows in normal mode, most of the time safe mode will work and you should then uninstall all the wrong drivers and install the right ones. Preferably from the manufacturer. Hope this helps and i'm not misunderstanding what your trying to do.

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