The 10gig will not boot into windows because it is from the second pc. The configuration files on the 10gig all pertain to the motherboard/hardware of the second machine.
The plan was to install an new XP onto the 10gig thereby allowing it to boot to windows. This new XP installation would then boot because all the motherboard/hardware configurations will then be correct.
BUT, now that you have told me you only have an Upgrade CD, that changes things quite a bit!
Yes, if you pulled out the front panel power connections on the second machine, you might have a problem powering up that computer. The Wire labeled Power is for the power button on the front of the computer. The HDD wire is just so the HDD led lamp indicator(non-essential right now)... the Reset wire is for the reset button on the front of the computer.
If you can read what is printed on the motherboard and correlate that to the wires, then you can connect those wires to the right place. I cannot help you with this as I do not know the motherboard manufacture or model number, thus I cannot see which connector goes where. I don't know what the unlabled connector is, but leave it out for now... it might be a usb front panel access or something.
Go ahead and plug in those connectors, but make sure you plug them in the right place.
If you have already pulled the 10gig and placed it in the first computer, remove it an place it back in the second computer (once you get those connectors reconnected).
Yes, there is a way to attempt fixing the first computer, but saving your data should be first on the list. It's up to you though which computer you wish to attack first.
edited: Sorry Luanna, I just reread you original post and you did note you used and Upgrade XP CD. My fault for not paying more attention.
Edited by makai, 11 July 2005 - 01:53 PM.