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Will drives with different OS harm the motherboard?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Minda, Aug 15, 2007.

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  1. Minda

    Minda Thread Starter

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    Recently I was swapping old drives in and out with various versions of Windows on them when the drive and motherboard fried. Was this my fault? Did a drive crash damage the motherboard, or vice versa? I now have a new system, running XP, but hesitate to put old Win 2000 & 98 drives in for fear of another crash. What are the compatibility issues here?
     
  2. JohnWill

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    Of course not! There are no compatibility issues. At various times, I've had drives installed with a mix of everything from MS-DOS to Linux, and none of the systems blew up. ;)
     
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