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Moving a W2K hard drive....
mtech99 Jan-13-01 03:12 PM
I'm trying to move a working w2k hard drive from one computer to another. However, I cannot boot in any mode without getting an error. I have checked the MS knowledge base and found 2 methods to do this. Neither of which worked for me. Does anyone know of other methods?

1. RE: Moving a W2K hard drive....
lbyard Jan-13-01 04:35 PM
In response to message 0
What error do you get? Does the drive still work on the original computer? Larry

2. RE: Moving a W2K hard drive....
mtech99 Jan-22-01 03:04 PM
In response to message 1
Larry,

I get this error when the new drive is plugged into a different computer, "STOP 0x0000007B". It blue screens and will not boot in ANY sort of safe mode. I worked on this problem for hours and hours, without avail. If I plug the hard drive back into the original computer, it works just fine. I have found an article on the MS knowledge base that addresses the problem, but neither method that they provided worked for me. I guess it's a problem with the HAL layer. The drive knows that the hardware does not match the previous configuration and will not allow the drive to boot. Here is the article, http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q271/9/65.ASP?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0&qry=moving a hard drive&rnk=4&src=DHCS_MSPSS_gn_SRCH&SPR=WIN2000


3. RE: Moving a W2K hard drive....
lbyard Jan-22-01 03:54 PM
In response to message 2
I looked at the articles... the procedures are terrible. I hope things are easier with Whistler, or I am going to lose a lot of shop time.

If the following did not work...

"Restart the computer. If the computer does not restart after restoration because of HAL mismatches, you can start from the Windows 2000 installation disk to perform an in-place installation or repair. This type of repair occurs after you accept the licensing agreement, and Setup searches for previous versions to repair. When the installation that is damaged or needs repair is found, press R to repair the selected installation. Setup re-enumerates your computer's hardware (including HAL) and performs an in-place upgrade while maintaining your programs and user settings. This also refreshes the %SystemRoot%\Repair folder with accurate information that you can use for normal repairs.

If the computer does restart after the restoration, log on as Administrator and initiate an in-place upgrade by running Winnt32.exe from the I386 folder on the Windows 2000 CD-ROM. This refreshes the Setup.log and registry files in the %SystemRoot%\Repair folder, and ensures the proper HAL is in use.

NOTE: In Windows NT 4.0, user profiles are stored as a subfolder of the %SystemRoot%\Profiles folder. In Windows 2000, if the installation is an upgrade, the existing profile path continues to be used. In new Windows 2000 installations, a "Documents and Settings" folder is created on the same volume as the Windows 2000 installation to hold user profiles. If the original system was an upgrade from Windows NT, after the restore, the original profiles will be used. However, if an in-place upgrade is performed, you may need to change the profiles paths in the registry back to %SystemRoot%\Profiles by modifying the keys under the following path:


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList"

I have seen similar procedures work and not work with NT. When they didn't work I had to do a clean install, etc. That can be a lot of work.

I hope another reader has more info. Larry


4. RE: Moving a W2K hard drive....
Nin May-23-01 04:26 AM
In response to message 3
I ever got the same problem , I solved it by moving Display card to the new PC
Hope this helps

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