xp 64 bit big problem help

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by hillz84, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. hillz84

    hillz84 Guest

    i have i new machine which has
    amd 4200 x2 64 bit
    asrock motherboard
    512 ram
    i have an old ide HD which has xp pro, the problem is when i connect my old
    HD on my new machine the OS wont boot the computer crashes, do i need to
    format the HD and install xp 64 pro. help pliz im new to this.
     
    hillz84, Nov 3, 2006
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  2. hillz84

    Theo Guest

    You can probably install XP Pro 32-bit on the hard drive,
    but the reason it won't boot now is because you have changed
    motherboards and you probably don't have the necessary
    drivers in that setup for it to boot up. You need to do a
    complete clean installation of XP and have the drivers for
    your new board.
     
    Theo, Nov 3, 2006
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  3. hillz84

    Nut Cracker Guest

    the short answer would likely be that his legacy XP installation lacks the
    necessary disk controller driver for the hardware on his new MoBo.

    He can either go back to his old machine, and force a driver update so that
    the proper driver is in place, then it will boot into the new machine ... or
    he can do a repair install of the OS with the drive in the new hardware, and
    do the F6 thing to feed the controller driver into the setup.

    The first option would likely be less problematic and take less time. Once
    the OS is running on the box, he can then update his chipset, and other new
    device drivers, and be off and running.

    - NuTs
     
    Nut Cracker, Nov 3, 2006
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    Tom Ferguson Guest

    1. Enumeration order:
    Do you have any other HDs connecrted to controllers other than the IDE
    you want to use for the OS?

    2. Boot Order:
    Is the HD set as a boot device in the system BIOS?

    3. Device drivers &c:
    The HD contains a valid file set for your old system together with the
    appropriate device drivers for the processor, chip set, disk
    controllers, &c. However, your new MoBo and its devices probably require
    different files and drivers.

    If the answer to No 1 is no and the answer to 2. is yes, it would
    probably suffice to boot from the CD and do a repair install of the OS.

    That said, I would do something different. I would do a fresh install of
    the OS. There are various ways of doing that while keeping your user
    files safe. The most straightforward is to back up your user files;
    format the HD; install XP 64 by booting from the CD. Biggest
    disadvantage: you have to reinstall all applications. Biggest advantage:
    reliability of the resulting system.

    Tom
    MSMVP
    Windows Shell/User

    :i have i new machine which has
    : amd 4200 x2 64 bit
    : asrock motherboard
    : 512 ram
    : i have an old ide HD which has xp pro, the problem is when i connect
    my old
    : HD on my new machine the OS wont boot the computer crashes, do i need
    to
    : format the HD and install xp 64 pro. help pliz im new to this.
     
    Tom Ferguson, Nov 3, 2006
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