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GWY Laptop will not recognize OS in a swapped HDD


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brinas30

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I received an old Dell laptop with XP Professional with some awesome software on it, but it has a corporate network password I can't get past. I'd like to remove the passwords so I can use the operating system itself. I'm unable to use any password tools because it doesn't have a DVD/ CD ROM drive or Floppy. So...I took the hard drive out and stuck it in a Gateway laptop I have so I can bypass the password..also, I swapped the hdd adapters correctly...but I get:
"No Operating System Found"...which I know isn't correct. Now the Dell recognized the IDE hard drive with no problems..in fact I'm on it now.

I've taken the drive out and remounted it a few times to ensure it was installed correctly. BIOS recognizes the drive, but cannot access the OS.
I only have these two laptops...suppose I could find a friend who trusts me to use their unit to mount my HDD and try it there, but I'd rather try you guys first :)

Any suggestions? :)
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From the GTG Terms of USE...

Due to the nature of online help we are not able to verify ownership, and will not be able to help bypass or recover any passwords.

I doubt anyone here will help you.
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removed multi post...

Edited by makai, 15 December 2008 - 02:22 AM.

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