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# 19151 7-Feb-2008 11:17
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Hi

I decided to stick my two HHD's into a newer desktop. However after putting them in and booting of the hhd I get a blue screen saying:

Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your system

I put the HHD's back into my old system and it works with no problems.

Specs of newer desktop:
OS: Xp Home Sp2
RAM: 512MB

Hard Drive Specs:
HHD1: 80GB - Samsung (master)
HHD2: 80GB - Seagate (slave)

Any suggestions?



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  # 109033 7-Feb-2008 11:23
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If you have already installed windows on the HDD's (which it sounds like you have) and you are putting them into a new system which has a different Motherboard/CPU/RAM/GPU etc then windows will probably not boot at all.

 
 
 
 


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  # 109034 7-Feb-2008 11:24
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So what would be the best way to do it then?

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  # 109035 7-Feb-2008 11:25
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Don't think it's a good idea to just stick two HDDs from a different system directly into a new system.

Drivers could crash and give you the BSOD, as a result of a different configuration. So start off by booting into Safe Mode, if that doesn't work, I would actually recommend getting the stuff off (via the old system) and clearing it before you stick it into the new system.




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  # 109037 7-Feb-2008 11:28
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Ok I tried booting into safe mode after loading all the drivers, it displays the windows logo for about 1 second after that it shows the same blue screen. What do you mean by getting the stuff of the old system?

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# 109038 7-Feb-2008 11:28
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Both drives are new on the system?

You will probably need a fresh install to accomodate all drivers (motherboard, CPU, drives, display, etc). This means creating a backup before and having original Windows CDs.

And of course you will need to activate it again because it's a new system.

If you have some experience with drivers, etc (sorry, but I don't think by your first post you have), then you could try Sysprep. But you would still need a full backup because things can go wrong.




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  # 109039 7-Feb-2008 11:29
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mme: What do you mean by getting the stuff of the old system?


Get the drives back on the system where they actually work and BACKUP, BACKUP, BACKUP, BACKUP, BACKUP, BACKUP, BACKUP.




 
 
 
 


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  # 109040 7-Feb-2008 11:29
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So if it doesn't work, clear it.

I mean to backup your stuff while the HDDs work on the old system, and then wiping it and putting it into the new system fresh.




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  # 109041 7-Feb-2008 11:31
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I am gonna need to buy an external HHD with atleast 160GB of space to backup my data as it is pretty much full. Is there no other way of doing this?

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# 109043 7-Feb-2008 11:33
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If you have that much data you should be doing regular backups anyway. The most common component to fail is the disc drive. You trust the hardware will always keep your stuff forever?

Backup now.




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  # 109047 7-Feb-2008 11:45
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I have decided to buy a new hhd and then to transfer my old stuff to the new hhd once windows is installed.

Any recommendations for a 300GB and with a budget of $120.00

I was thinking of: (from pricespy.co.nz)

Hitachi 320GB Serial ATA HDD

21 prices

$108.82 0.34/GB

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Western Digital 320GB Serial ATA HDD

170 prices

$111.86 0.35/GB

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Western Digital 320GB HDD

80 prices

$112.26 0.35/GB

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# 109052 7-Feb-2008 11:52
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mme: I have decided to buy a new hhd and then to transfer my old stuff to the new hhd once windows is installed.


You have to do the backup before Windows is installed - it will reformat your system drive.




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  # 109059 7-Feb-2008 12:00
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I will install Windows on the new HHD then I will transfer my stuff from my old HHD's then wipe the old HHD's and use those as a backup drive

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  # 109478 9-Feb-2008 13:29
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when you install windows on the new drive install it in a small partition, that way when you wana reinstall again or change your hard drive to a different computer you won't have to back up all your stuff. all you'll have to do is format and reinstall on the small partition and once you do that and boot up windows all your data should still be on the other partition. i reinstall about every couple of months and thats by far the easiest way i've found,

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