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Stupidly Switching Hard Drive

Q: Stupidly Switching Hard Drive

Help needed!

I had 2 Dell Latitude C610 and between the 2 only one decent computer (one good hard drive and one good hard ware). So I loaded all the data onto the good hard drive and removed both hard drives and swapped them so all the good components were together. This was a silly thing to do.

Now when I start both up the option for start normally, safe mode etc. comes up and in all start up modes a blue screen appears and disappears before I can read it. Is this fixable by myself or have I ruined 2 perfectly OK computers in one foul swoop?

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A: Stupidly Switching Hard Drive

This should be fixable, but may require some time... several steps...
For a 6-year old laptop... you gotta ask yourself... is it worth it?

Still, my guess, at this point, is that it should be fixable.

First step... Questions...
1. How did you determine that the drive was bad on one, and the "hardware" bad on the other...
Specifically what hardware was bad?

2. Do you have the restore cds (or original OS disks) that came with the computers?
If not, we may have problems unless you wish to purchase an xp pro from someplace like Micro Center.
(your original OS was xp pro, yes?)
If you have another os such as 2k that you could migrate, this too could be an option.

Step two... go into your bios, on both, and set up to boot first from the cd...

On the one that has the data you wish to save... turn it off and wait.

On the other... attempt to follow the prompts for a restore installation.
If it fails, swap the drives (again). and try the same on the other computer...
again saving the other drive (that has the data you want to save) for later.

What results exactly from following these steps?

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A:Hard Drive Switching...

You will have a very difficult time without a reformat and a reinstall.
Put the drive into another desktop jumpered as a slave, then drag and drop the files to the desktop drive, or burn them to disk. You may need to use recovery software for some programs, email files, etc., depending on what you use.
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A:Switching to one Hard Drive

What kind of "communication" problem did you have between the two HDs?

There is an operating system on both drives?

I don't understand this: "When it was the slave, it didn't work the sound... hoping to fix that"

Do you have all the jumper settings correct?
 

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A:Hard drive switching question

psych89 said:





this isnt a problem, but more of a general question. I'm currently using a 160GB hard drive that's dying, and have a newer 100GB hard drive on my desk across the room, in an enclosure (bare, just got enclosure yesterday).

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(by the way, yes i do realize that if playing from external hard drive, i could lose information if the hard drive goes awry. I think i can handle saying goodbye to The Smiths better than "Psychology Term Paper", if you know what i mean).Click to expand...

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A:Problem switching to a new hard drive

Is it something to do with drivers? Or is the hard drive just not compatible? Should I just buy a new hard drive?Click to expand...

Yes,yes, and yes to buying a new hard drive. Odds of what your trying to do with that Vaio HD is next to impossible.

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A:Switching hard drive and install between systems

Hey there Mats Effect

Not sure about overseas, but here in the US we have OEM and Retail versions of MS licensing for consumers.

OEM is what most folks end up with - You will see the sticker on the computer case, it has the Windows Key on it, and if you try and peel the sticker off it will *void the warranty*. OEM is licensed to stay with the 'computer' the sticker is on till the computer dies. Then the license is dead too. OEM is Non Transfereable in the USA. I imagine it's the same everywhere, but you should check.

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A:switching computers, keeping the same hard drive

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ramiHArami


hi,

my 6 year old pc short circuited and i lost the motherboard and graphic card, so i decided to buy a brand new computer (but without an OS on it). Is there a way to boot from my old hard drive (which has a genuine home version of windows 7), or is it a problem that all the BIOS are completely different now? can the motherboard cd with all the drivers on it help in some way?


I would try and simply plug the drive up boot to bios make sure it's recognized then reset BIOS to defaults save and reboot to windows and see if it can sort it itself out identifying the drivers as I presume you don't really have anything to lose data wise ??

It should in theory work without problem

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A:Oh no, Windows 10 tomorrow but I'm switching hard drive, what do I do?

Downloads for the free Windows 10 upgrade began this morning. Many people have it now and are ready for the upgrade tomorrow, the 29th.

Look for a folder C:\$Windows.~BT (you need to show hidden files and folders in Folder options to see this). If it's there look in the Sources folder for install.esd. If it's there then you are ready to upgrade tomorrow. You will get a notice to do so.

I believe what you could try is to copy the entire $Windows.~BT folder to a flash drive then put it on the old drive once it's fully updated.

An alternative would be to go ahead and do the upgrade tomorrow then clone the current drive to the old drive then swap drives.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/376854-oh-no-windows-10-tomorrow-but-im-switching-hard-drive-what-do-i-do.html
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A:Issues with Optiplex 745 and Switching Hard drive

The OS will generally only run on the machine it was installed to. It may run if the chipset is exactly the same, but will need to be reactivated. If the OS is licensed to Dell (an OEM version of Windows), it cannot legally be used on any other machine.

It sounds like you have hardware problems.

It is not a laptop, right? If not, then you need to replace the battery.

I'd check the RAM, too.

Memory Testing (including bootable CD's and floppies):

Memtest86
MemScope (Floppy and CD images.)
Roadkil's RAM Test
Microsoft Memory Test (floppy or CD ISO image)

If you have enough memory sticks, you can test them by removing one at a time and see if the problem disappears.

If you are running Vista or 7, tap F8 on boot and choose the memory diagnostic, or if you can boot up, go to Start > Search and type:

mdsched.exe

Choose to run a memory diagnostic on next boot. Or, you can boot from the DVD and run it from there.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/issues-with-optiplex-745-and-switching-hard-drive.1052384/
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A:Solved: Hard Drive Switching and XP Activation

Try it, it should work.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-hard-drive-switching-and-xp-activation.493247/
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A:My stupidly loud NEC DVD RAM drive

All the blank media sounds like this?
Did you just get this drive to build the system?
If you just did return it back to the store. Just like with an AC unit that makes bearing noises you can return for a quiet one..
 

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A:Windows 7 Ultimate Product Key, switching hard drive

As long as you have a valid product key then you should have no problems.

Windows 10, you had a year to do it, now it's too late unless you want to pay.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/402204-windows-7-ultimate-product-key-switching-hard-drive.html
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A:Need help switching D Drive back to C Drive After Computer Crash

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

You could try a startup repair.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

You may need to run it three times with a reboot between each attempt.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/221255-need-help-switching-d-drive-back-c-drive-after-computer-crash.html
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A:Switching Hard Drives

  
Quote: Originally Posted by lostsoul62


I blow away a computer so I'm taking the Hard Drive out and putting it into another computer. From a AMD 3000 to a AMD 3800 and all it does in re-boot. I put in the XP CD and tried to do a repair but it didn't work or I didn't do it right. Can anyone help?


Cant just swap. There are different drivers, a different MBR on the drive and many other reasons. Can you partition it in two partitions and install clean on the other one?

Ken J

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A:switching hard drives?

Its not going to be easy, because the hardware is so different, If you do get the 160gb installed in the Dell, it most likely will not boot, because it will try to load drivers for the old motherboard, and probably will trash the XP home installation.

Another consideration is that the old Dell bios will not recognize properly that large 160gb hard drive, all bios in that day had a 128~137gb limit.

Sounds like a bad idea to me.

.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/switching-hard-drives.916868/
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A:Switching Hard Drives

Hi Samtastic,
Could you provide more information as to how did you wipe the HDD you want to boot from? If it it not your main drive and you do not have an OS installed on it it is normal that it will not boot as there wouldn't be a system to boot.
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/switching-hard-drives.1146706/
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A:Switching Hard drives, can it be done?

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/switching-hard-drives-can-it-be-done.1092381/
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A:switching hard drives

Use a program like Ghost or Acronis.These are clone software.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/switching-hard-drives-381766.html
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A:Switching Hard Drives

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/172809/switching-hard-drives/
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A:Switching hard drives?!?!?!?!?!?

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A:Switching hard drives

clear the drive with dban
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A:Switching hard drives

BIOS will recognize the HD however most likely it will not boot since the 160GB had XP installed/drivers installed on a different computer. You can't clone hard drives that have your OS installed and use it on different computers. They only work with identical computers. What you can do it is when your new computer comes home, put the 80GB into the computer (format it) containing your 160GB HD. Transfer all your data from the 160 to the 80. Now install the 160 into you new computer and re-install windows your OS.
 

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Thank You
 

A:Switching Hard Drives?

Why don't you just leave the 80GB drive in place and add the 40GB as extra storage. There is no need to have a separate "recovery" partition in a custom computer. OEM computers like HP, Gateway and Dell have recovery partitions to save money by not having to supply recovery CD's and extra hard drives...

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AMRS.
 

A:switching internal hard drives

Clone the 160 gb drive to the 500 gb drive, then unplug the 160 gb and boot up. The you can attach the second drive to another sata port and format and partition it in Disk Management. (Right click My Computer, choose "manage" then "disk management".)
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/switching-internal-hard-drives.685746/
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A:switching between two internal hard drives

Yes, you can with no problems. Just be careful that you don't jar it too much. You could take a hard drive from 3 years ago, pop it in and it will boot up as if it was never removed.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/switching-between-two-internal-hard-drives.939365/
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A:Switching Hard Drives in Laptops

Usually that error is due to the machine trying to boot from the network rather than from the hard drive. Look in BIOS setup and change the boot order so that everything is before the PXE boot. It can't find the cable because there is none.

Probably the BIOS will be set to autodetect and the new drive should work just fine as soon as you put it in.
 

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A:Switching hard drives with Vista

If the connections are the same it will fit into your old case/computer. Your older PC would recognise the new drive no probiems, and essentially there would be no issues with setting it up to work...

However, if the hardware is different, it is likely to have a fit if you try and run it on your older computer. This is because your newer drive has software installed which it depends on to run with your new setup. Unless your old setup is identical in every respect (all of the hardware) then its probably not going to like having to boot up.

You can dual boot XP and Vista but to be honest I don't really see the point in doing it, unless you have very specific reasons for doing so.

If you have the media to restore Vista you could doing the following:


Fit the new drive to the old computer
Insert Vista disc and boot into setup
Do a full clean install of Vista

Firstly, you'd lose any data on the new disk, and secondly doing it this way would mean it customises the install to the configuration of hardware of the older computer.
 

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A:Questions about switching Hard Drives

whiteblueknight said:


I bought an eMachine a couple years back, now the warranty will not cover nothing that wrong with it. my question is can i switch the HD out of the emachine and put it in an old compaq i have. the compaq works but just has 4 GB HD in it.Click to expand...

First find out who made the drive for Compaq, I had to use the wd software on an old compaq drive to re-write it there's something on it for compaq id's. but give it a try. i think i redid the sectors to wd.

cheers
 

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Hey TSG community,

So I have 2 PC's, both different parts and specs, windows 7 homeprem, and windows 7 pro.

What I am going to do is switch the hard drives from the two computers.

I think it should work like nothing changed shouldn't it? What are the things I should do in order for it run like it was before they we're switched? I should need the drivers right? I probably don't have the drivers CD's anymore so I guess I could just download them?

Thanks for the reply!

Cheers!
 

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A:Solved: switching hard drives??

Yes and no. It looks like both systems use the same mb so it would boot. Now the no part. OEM type os ie windows that comes with a dell, hp, whatever, live and die with the original hardware. You cannot move an oem type os; it violates the eula.
 

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A:Switching two XP system hard drives

Sure...a hard drive is a hard drive, nothing but a storage container.  Storage containers are compatible with any system.
 
If your question is whether or not one can remove a hard drive reflecting a Windows install...move it to another system...and expect it to work properly...the answer is no, with the possible exception that the motherboard for the two systems are identical.
 
The settings and drivers for each motherboard/Windows install...are varied.  That's why PA works...if recorded settings of components do not match the records maintained by PA...the system will not automatically activate, since there will be no match of documented components and Windows license.
 
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A:Stupidly Slow Computer :(

Performance Tweaks
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Also Post a Hiajckthis log
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Download HJTInstall.exe to your Desktop.

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Don't use the Analyse This button, its findings are dangerous if misinterpreted.
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A:I Stupidly Installed Combofix

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A:Help - I stupidly ran combofix before reading anything about it

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A:Stupidly Clicked Through An Installation

Oh also, something is preventing me from moving anything on my desktop. That's a new one for me.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/stupidly-clicked-through-an-installation.1099941/
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Thanks
VK
 

A:Seagate External Hard Disk not switching on, not spinning

You'll need to open it up. There may be a small fuse that you can replace (though there may be some soldering involved).

You can also remove the drive from the case and attach it internally in your PC to recover data (with an adapter if it is a small drive).

In any case, unless there is a fuse cap externally that you can check, you'll need to remove the case.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/seagate-external-hard-disk-not-switching-on-not-spinning.620255/
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When windows boots up, tap the F8 key until you get to the Windows start up menu. Choose "Last Known Good Configuration" This might help.

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A:Stupidly slow boot up and freezing

Hi Megs. Try downloading Speccy and then install the program.  To post and publish a snapshot of your PC.. In the Menu bar, click File -> Publish Snapshot. Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard. On your next reply, right-click on a empty space and click Paste on reply box then click Post. Download SecurityCheck.exe from Here. Run SecurityCheck and follow the instruction from inside the code box.. When the scan is finished, a notepad will automatically open as check.txt   Please copy and paste the contents here on your next reply. Download MiniToolBox and run the program. SelectList Last 10 Event Viewers, List Installed Programs and List Users, Partitions and Memory Size then click Go.A notepad will open then copy-paste the report on your next reply. Download AutorunsAfter extracting, double click autoruns and go to File - Save - Filename : AutorunsSave as type : Text. Copy and Paste the text on your next reply.    

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A:Backup and restore stupidly slow....

Check the actual data that's being copied using "Resource monitor", if it's a lot of small files (text files, office documents, pictures, etc... small files) then the backup WILL take time, reading small files is hard for mechanical disk, even SSD has problems with that kind of workload...

zzz2496

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A:help switching drive

There are some functions that would be hard to change from one drive to another. Temp files are often stored depending on where the OS is installed.

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A:HELP! stupidly got a virus from running .exe downloaded from www.thekeys.ws

The security team doesn't use HijackThis anymore. You need to read their new instructions found here and post here.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/help-stupidly-got-a-virus-from-running-exe-downloaded-from-www-thekeys-ws-407485.html
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A:My friend stupidly downloaded a .exe file that is a virus and ned help!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I'm very dumb to have gotten into this situation, and would be grateful for any advice or help.
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/625095/stupidly-downloaded-malware-cleaned-it-up-but-would-like-confirmation/
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A:Hastily(stupidly) used combo fix on laptop and now it is crippled

What are those videos supposed to be? They are screensavers or something in Windows Media Player??

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A:Stupidly changed my registry on my own, will a system restore help me?

Hello UglyKid95, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but no. Restore points are computer specific, and cannot be used on any other.

You might see if you may be able to boot into Safe Mode or enable the built-in Administrator account at boot to do the factory recovery.

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Shawn

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A:Stupidly made change to computer name - can I recover?

Did you take it back to work and rejoin the domain?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/stupidly-made-change-to-computer-name-can-i-recover.710812/
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A:switching partitions on one drive

So you had three seperate partitions, with three seperate OS's? You were given the option to choose which OS you wanted to load and now it doesnt allow you too? Sorry i just want to make sure im understanding your situation clearly.

-alias

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A:Switching default drive

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sarangyunho


My Drive C is almost filled up, so I want to transfer some of the files from Drive C to Drive D, is there a way I can do that and not changing the File location in the Documents and Music folders?


If you are talking about new programs, just put those directly on D. If you are talking about additional files for your Documents and Music folders, then you would need to put that folder over on D. You could just do a Copy and Paste of your Document file and that should take care of it.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/95434-switching-default-drive.html
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A:Help Switching Boot Drive from SSD to HDD

You are doing it backwards. The system must stay on the SSD and the user data and the programs have to go on the HDD (if they are big - probably games). Putting the OS on the HDD defeats the purpose of the SSD.

And no, you cannot just cpy/paste the system over. It is a bit more complicated.

So what I suggest. Uninstall all the big programs and reinstall them directing them to a folder on the HDD during installation time (the installers usually give you that option). But leave all the system files on the SSD.

For the user folders, you can change the default location to the HDD: User Folders - Change Default Location

You probably also want to delete the hiberfile. The command is powercfg -h off

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A:Switching Boot Drive

What you are trying usually doesn't work, particularly with such different hardware as a laptop and desktop. The problem is that the Vista installation has drivers for the laptop and will not work in the new environment. At the very least you would need to do a repair install and for that you need an install disk.

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the newer scsi run at 360 this means faster access
you will need a card that handles this speed plus the cables
price has come down some still very xpensive almost $2.00 USD a gb
SATA is cheaper and is almost as fast ,in most cases you will not see diff.
I think sata's run at 180 ( I dont use sata)
iede run at 133
warrentys on both are bout the same from 3 to 5 years
both support RAID most sata cards have this included
scsi cards don't you have to pay for that feature
if MB doesn't support sata you will need a card for it
only invest in scsi if you have critical systems and or run very intense app's
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