Windows xp hd into a windows 7 computer?
Posted 16 February 2013 - 12:39 PM
Posted 16 February 2013 - 12:57 PM
No, the restore disc have professionally printed labels stuck on them. They still do not have any information such as Microsoft or Gateway on them.
Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:17 PM
Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:43 PM
Edited by chuckgibson, 16 February 2013 - 08:44 PM.
Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:30 PM
If there is no sticker then we have a problem because there is no way to verify that the cd you show actually goes with that system.
Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:33 PM
Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:46 PM
Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:12 PM
Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:47 AM
The sticker you mentioned sounds more like a system model number and not the actual OS installation info I described.
A COA sticker will look like one of these on this page HERE
Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:46 PM
Now we need to work on fixing the boot problem.
You do this by booting to the recovery console on the xp installation disk and then type in fixboot c:
Press Enter and let it go. Once donereboot and see if it will now boot into windows normally.
OK. Maybe I am in business. I put in an XP Pro disc and am now in the recovery console. I have a black screen and it reads as follows:
Microsoft Windows XP Recovery Console.
The Recovery Console provides system repair and recovery functionality.
Type Exit to quit the recovery console and restart the computer.
Which Windows installation would you like to log onto
(To cancel, press ENTER)?
I tried typing the "fixboot c:" but it will only take the "f" and the curser stops moving.
What am I doing wrong?
The way the screen reads this is trying to open my "F" drive which is a slave drive used for storage. The "C" drive is the main one. Otherwise I would just press "1" and enter.
Edited by chuckgibson, 28 February 2013 - 09:19 PM.
Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:50 AM
If so then simply unhook the data cable from it and try again. Why is Windows installed on that hd?
Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:40 AM
I unhooked the F drive Setup did not find any hard disk drives in the computer. I unhooked the C drive and used the same connections that were hooked up to the F drive and gotr the same results. What can I do?
Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:51 AM
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