Old hard drive has XP Home SP3 installed. Installed a new drive 3 months ago. Tried to load XP Home on this new drive as a second OS.
The installation process went well with original OEM Windows disc as supplied with Desktop PC when bought 5 years ago.
Followed all procedures. Then when instll finished, machine failed to boot. Mem Test good. Detected all drives, but then hung at Verifying DMI Pool Data. How do i fix this.
I tried fixing the original install with chkdsk /r through Windows recovery console.
I disconnected the new drive altogether to see if system would boot without it. Same issue.
Can someone please help me with this.
I want to fix boot problem to use original Windows install.
Then I want to remove/delete/format new drive as necessary to install second OS.
Then I want to transfer all programs settings and files to new drive so I can format the original drive