View Single Post
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-30-2008, 01:28 AM
squirrelnmoose's Avatar
squirrelnmoose squirrelnmoose is offline
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Minnesota, USA
Posts: 516
squirrelnmoose will become famous soon enoughsquirrelnmoose will become famous soon enough


This is a 'Feature' of Win XP. It's designed not to boot in a system it was not installed on. This is another form of anti piracy methods and security so someone else can't steal your info as easily as before.

There are 2 solutions I can think of.
1. Boot to the Windows disk and run Fixboot command from the repair console.
Recovery console
(this usually works)

2. If you still have the old system- re install the HDD and boot it and remove all the drivers in the device manager - turn off and move to new machine.

-Also you can try running the sysprep command in the old machine (advanced read the docs) How to use the Sysprep tool to automate successful deployment of Windows XP

Reply With Quote