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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

    Aug 15, 2007
    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

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    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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