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Hard Drive Swop

Discussion in 'Computer Components' started by GJC, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. GJC

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    I used to own a Compaq Presario S3350Uk (p4 2.66ghz - I wanted to put the Compaq hard drive into an old Advent (p4 1.3ghz) and use this temporarily as my main system until I get a new PC.

    I thought this would be straight forward - set jumper on HD to Master and plug into existing Primary Master ide channel on Advent (which is where the old advent HD is/was, but when the PC is switched It boots past the bios F1,F2 phase then the screen stays black and doesnt do anything.

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    I've checked all the cables they're plugged in correctly as they work fine with the old Advent HD.

    The Compaq O/S was Win XP Home SP2 and the Advent HD is exactley the same.

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    Any idea on how I can use the old Compaq (which is a Maxor 80gb) with the Advent?

    Thanks!
     
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    The components in the Advent will be different to the Compaq so you will need to do a re-install of the operating system and program files for the disk to work in that PC. If you have data on that disk, make sure that you have a backup of it incase you overwrite it while performing the install.
     
  3. GJC

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    I thought that would be the case. Was hoping there would be a way of booting into it the drive. I'll just use it as a slave and take what I need from it. - Cheers!
     

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