Solved: Windows XP looping on Startup

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gmyt

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I purchased a new computer without n operating system. I transfered the hard drive from my old computer to the new one. It is a SATA drive. The computer keeps looping on start up. I loops on Windows Start, Safe Mode and every other mode that I try. It won't let me revert to last bood boot.
 

flavallee

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You cannot transfer a hard drive containing Windows XP from an old computer to a new computer and then expect the new computer to work.

You need to install Windows XP in the new computer.

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Is the hard drive you transferred from the old computer to the new computer an EIDE or SATA hard drive?

Does the new computer have an EIDE or SATA hard drive?

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Can you provide the hardware specs of the new computer?

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gmyt

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I have successfully cloned XP drives on to new drives, put them in the new computer and then updated the IO functions and drivers. I have done this at least 10 times with out a problem. When you boot the computer with the new cloned drive it comes up with a series of messages as it discovers different components and you simply change the drivers for them. This one seems to have corrupted the MBR (Master Boot Record) and I want to find a way of restoring it.
 

flavallee

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You've done something that I've never done, so someone else is going to need to assist you. Good luck. (y)

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You cant just move OS's to a new PC
The registry on the HDD cannot find the old hardware drivers
Also, Microsoft doesn't want it's OS's to be cloned and given away for free or profit
 
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