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Old HDD - New PC (W2k)

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by FlickLaser, Jan 24, 2005.

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  1. FlickLaser

    FlickLaser Thread Starter

    Jan 24, 2005
    Have sought high and low for an answer - hopefully I will get the one I want here - hee-elp!

    I had a Notebook PC (PC1) make AJP 8880. It had 2 x 60Gb HDDs, 1Gb RAM, Pentium IV 2.4Ghz, 2 x DVDs. I also ran HyperOS on it so had Windows 98, Windows 2000 and Windows XP systems.

    I bought an ACER 3400 Ferrari (PC2) with 80Gb HDD, 1Gb RAM, AMD Athlon 3000+ processor, 1 x DVD. Also loaded HyperOS into this. C: drive is XP Pro (SP2) and working fine. In one of the new HDD partitions I have copied a Windows 2000 partition from PC1 HDD - not primary.

    Since then (and it has taken a few weeks what with other things going on) I have departed company with PC1.

    I have now got round to test out my W2k on PC2. The way this works within HyperOS is that you simply swap to one of your other computers. So, in XP I swap to my W2k copy.

    XP closes down as normal. W2k attempts to load but I get a BLUE screen stop error saying ACPI is not latest. Can't believe that as I have latest spec machine, but must be different to PC1 settings I guess.

    So, 1st question is how to overcome this without upsetting my good XP system?

    I imagine I will fail again if getting past this as the machine specification is different and I will no doubt get HAL problems. All the answers I have seen on this rely on doing some changes on the 'old' pc prior to changing the HDD out - I cannot do this, so how do I manipulate the W2k partition/drive in PC2 (I have full access to it as a data drive, so can edit files)?

    I do not want to have to rebuild my W2k system as it has two years worth of gradual upgrading and installations - I probably couldn't redo some anyway.

    Any real experts there? :)
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