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ok, so i have windows XP professional, with a intel celeron 3.2 mhz processor, an asus graphics card not sure which one, and an HP RC415st motherboard
i got this comp from a freind, and its way better than the one i have now, so i was like hey, why not just throw my harddrive in this comp, and just use it!
so i put my HDD into the comp, and it starts to boot, and gives me the windows didnt start right last time thing with the normal, last known good setting,safe mode ECT.
ive tried them all, and when i select one, my comp reboots. i have no idea whats going on, and whn i put the HDD back into my old comp it works fine, thats what im using now. if any one could help you have no idea how much ide appreciate it!
 

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Re: wont stop rebooting

Hello JonLoe, Welcome to TSF! :wave:

The reason that this machine continually reboots is, because the HDD that you have added from the other computer is incompatible with the 'new' computer.
The incompatibility is due to the fact that the HDD has the information about Drivers and Hardware, etc for the other machine and not this one.
To rectify this problem, you will need to completely wipe the HDD and reinstall Windows® and all the necessary Drivers for this current Motherboard and Hardware, as well as all the Windows Updates.
This is because a 'footprint' is taken of the Hardware when you install the Operating System, and this then makes the HDD 'unique' to the computer that it is installed in.
Hope this answers the query.

Kind Regards,
 

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Re: wont stop rebooting

ok thanks for your advice, not exactly what i wanted to hear, but i guess ill have to go with it, i just wish there was an easyer way
 
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