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Tip: An older PC might "see" just 137GB or less of your new drive, if it's 150GB or larger, due to limitations of its BIOS or OS version. Is that what you are talking about? Now I recently got more ram and now need to install 64bit. See if an unused SATA port lies nearby on the motherboard or an interface card.

BTW, unless both machines are identical, you really want to be installing XP with the drive attached to HIS machine, not yours. __________________ If TSF has helped you, Tell us about try copying them to root . Already have an account? When I turned on the secondary PC, it started a repair process of the hard drive I had attached to it.

If so, earmark that lead for your new drive. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ” Saturday, December 15, 2012 7:39 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote formertechie hello if you can Fortunately, mammoth-capacity upgrades are inexpensive (many 250GB drives cost less than $100), and you can install one in less than 30 minutes, not including formatting time. So, is it possible to somehow repair the Windows XP installed on the secondary drive?I have Windows XP on both computers.Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Copy himem.sys and smartdrv.exe from the CD to your old hard drive. It will put its "system files" (io.sys and msdos.sys) on C:, then put the rest of Win98 in the \Windows folder on any FAT-formatted partition on either HD, as you choose. Right-click the bar, and choose New Partition to launch the New Partition wizard. Copy the entire contents of your XP CD to this directory.

Epic fail. I have an old copy of Windows XP Pro with License Key that is not currently installed on any machine. Second, if you do a (pre)install for an other machine/hardware you can do 2 things to make it work, a when the installation is completed run sysprep b remove in your Its a simple 5 minute phone call.

Not the answer you're looking for? Download a utility from the internet to wipe the laptop's HDD clean while you have it slaved to the desktop and then put the HDD back into the laptop andinstall XP.Please You just need a free Molex-style lead (or a Y-splitter). Id like to delete windows 7 from them both but also keep my files that I have on them without having to transfer everything to a new drive.

Note that some older PCs use 40-conductor IDE cables, not the 80-conductor ones current drives require. (Compare your kit cable to the one installed—the 80-conductor variety has much thinner wires.) 80-conductor With XP and 2000, though, use Windows' Disk Management utility. then check this site the part that displayes the partition,select there D: partition,(probably showing a FAT32 partition if you format the hdd using DOS) ***MAKE SURE YOU DON'T SELECT C: What is the exact make, model, and series of the laptop?

If you need the data, you shouldn't "defrag" the file system until you've recovered all you want. You may need to edit the ISO adding himem.sys and smartdrv.exe if they're not already on the boot iso you found. Oct 11, 2007 #7 howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177 +19 Mmm, obviously something`s amiss. OEM discs have the hardware drivers slipstreamed into the media.

Is there a way... Step 3: Mount and connect the drive The SATA data connector is keyed so you can't install it upside-down. Join the community here, it only takes a minute. weblink solved Need help installing Win7 to my slave HDD solved Installing a new HDD, making old HDD a slave solved Pc doesnt get power after installing 2nd hdd solved Installing 2nd

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If the primary parts of the motherboard such as the chipset are not substantially the same, XP usually will not boot up because of the hardware difference.

Make sure you tell XP to do an upgrade instead of a fresh install, you don't want the install to format your XP install files away. Remove the slave hard drive from your Win7 computer and reattach it as master to your old computer. Then you'll need an adapter, such as a Molex-to-SATA adapter (some kits bundle one), or a Y-adapter that splits a lead in two. If it is formated you should be able to boot from the Xp install CD and go from there. 03-01-2005, 08:43 AM #3 horrgakx Registered Member Join Date:

Logged dahlarbearSpecialistThanked: 101 Re: Can I REPAIR Windows XP on a Slave Drive? « Reply #11 on: March 05, 2009, 03:23:03 PM » Yes, "Error Checking". chose the second hard drive right click and format the drive this will scrub the hdd . SeeComputer Backup at: wrote:> Hi, I am running Win 2000 Pro on a 60GB harddisk- two partiotions:> OS and data.> I am thinking of adding a 2nd harddisk (40GB) as slave Logged Graphics Card Comparison Chart / CPU Comparison Charts / Speccy / SpeedFan / PSU Wattage Calculator / Memtest86 dahlarbearSpecialistThanked: 101 Re: Can I REPAIR Windows XP on a Slave Drive?