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Putting HDs in new computer does not work

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Hi Gurus: :)

Put the old hard disks in the new computer, at boot after selection of safe mode/normal mode, it loads up drivers and then gives :) error message:
"Check for viruses, remove the newly installed drives or hard disk controllers. Error 0x00000078 (0xF78E0528, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)"

Particulars of both old and the new systems:

BIOS: COMPAQ - 20020913 686P2 v3.14 Dt. 09/13/02
CPU: Intel Pentium III, Code name Coppermine, Clock 866.67

Desktop PC HP Pavillion 500
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies Ver. AM37308 Dt: 12/16/2002
CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2400+ Freq 1998.38MHz

Hard Disk Drives: WDC WD205AA and Maxtor 6Y080P0

I can access the drives through Puppy Linux, the drives are fine and the data in them is accesible fine too. I am a novice in Linux. I do have the windows installation CD, but i am afraid that I may destroy my data :) (lot of SWs installed and configured). Resetting the new computer BIOS is also an option :) .....which i am leaving upto you guys to guide me.

Any help on this will be greatly appreciated.

Best regards;

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Under XP you cannot put one drive with Windows on it into another machine and expect it to work; it'll want to see the old hardware otherwise it'll fall over like this.

You need to do a Windows Repair from the XP CD - this doesn't affect data but you would need to reapply the Windows Security Updates from Windows Update afterwards. See the sticky at the top of this forum.
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