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A few days ago, my computer froze, and I turned it off, then when I tried to turn it back on, it kept rebooting. I was planning to install windows on a new hard drive and use the original one as a secondary, because I wanted to save all the files on it. Then when I installed windows on the new hard drive, it finishes installing, but it never loads. I tried xp and 2000. But a knoppix cd works. Maybe there is a problem with the power supply? Or I am installing it wrong?
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did you reverse the drives as slave and master (windows will normally load on a slave drive, but perhaps the old drive is damaged, windows cannot write to the boot sector

try removing the bad drive, setting the new as the master and reinstalling. After it's up and running, then add the old drive back as a slave
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try removing the bad  drive, setting the new as the master and reinstalling. After it's up and running, then add the old drive back as a slave

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That is what I did, I removed the old drive and tried to install windows on the new one, it installs, but it dosent load after its installed, it just says 'Wait while windows is loading....' or something like that.
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Can anyone help me find the problem?
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how long did you wait for it to load?

Remove the partition and reset up again--a kiboshed setup is not unheard of
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I waited overnight....that should be more than long enough.

I tried XP first then deleted it and then installed 2000, they both installed but none of the loaded after instalation, they just stayed at the loading screen.

Maybe the power supply cannot handle it?
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what can you tell us about the hardware?

GPU, CPU, RAM...model, make? Was this previously a win98*admin machine
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what can you tell us about the hardware?

GPU, CPU, RAM...model, make? Was this previously a win98*admin machine

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It was previously on XP...
1ghz
128 upgraded to 512mb ram

The original problem is that it keeps rebooting on the original xp install which has worked for a few years.
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I think Im just going to take it to a repair place, is there anything i should do first?
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