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2nd Hard drive help!


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tylerscool

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I got a new pc and i installed a hard drive from my previous pc that was broken. I can access the files on this hard drive and even start up the OS on that hard drive. But as soon as I hit the OS on that drive all my plug in things turn off; my speakers, keyboard, mouse, ethernet, but it stays on the log in screen fine. I think this is a problem with the drivers but i dont know please help because i really want my old pcs OS and program files.
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Unfortunately it's not really practical to boot off the old hard drive like that. The multitude of drivers that are needed (And the ones that are there and aren't really needed) make it rough. I'd just boot off the currently working OS, grab your files, then reinstall all the applications.
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Unfortunately it's not really practical to boot off the old hard drive like that. The multitude of drivers that are needed (And the ones that are there and aren't really needed) make it rough. I'd just boot off the currently working OS, grab your files, then reinstall all the applications.


I second this. You can run into a BOAT LOAD of problems doing this. When Windows (or ANY OS for that matter) installs, it builds in many dependencies based on the current hardware setup. Especially, the motherboard/processor configuration, but other devices as well. Changing all of these at once will result in broken dependencies and errors.

You are MUCH better off saving all of your data and reinstalling windows and all of your programs. Just make sure that when you install windows the first things you do are install an Antivirus and a firewall (a brand new install does not have all of the updates making it SUPER vulnerable to infection).

If you need help with protecting your computer properly just ask because we have some freeware to help keep you protected.
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