I have a used HP d530 CMT that came from a networked business environment. The IDE HDD had been removed. When I plug in a known good 20Gb HDD w/ XP Pro from another unit it doesn’t boot. I get the normal splash screen then I get the “We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully” screen with several start up options, safe mode, etc. When I click on any option it goes back to the normal splash screen. I’m in an endless loop here and can’t figure it out. Things I’ve tried include clearing CMOS, setting F10 BIOS setup to the factory default and replacing the onboard battery. It does have the ability to boot to a bootable CD and USB flash drive but will not boot to the known good HDD. Don’t know if PXE boot is enabled or not.
Any help much appreciated.