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New Motherboard, Old Hard Drive
Hard Worker Nov-21-01 03:11 AM
I am upgrading my system from a PIII 500MHz on an Abit Motherboard to a P4 1.7Ghz on an ECS Motherboard. I have a 30GB ATA-100 Hard Drive that I am going to transfer from one to the other. When I ordered the processor and motherboard, the store sent a list of instructions that included to never use a hard drive with files from another system. I assume that this has something to do with the driver differences - any one have any insight as to why this might be a detrimental thing and a way around it - I'd hate to have to back up and then repartition. Thanks!!

1. RE: New Motherboard, Old Hard Drive
qqdawg Nov-21-01 05:26 AM
In response to message 0
My experience is that it won't work. Too Many problems to solve. The old HD is tailored to the old MB....and it won't understand the new MB.



2. RE: New Motherboard, Old Hard Drive
Hard Worker Nov-21-01 06:07 PM
In response to message 1
Thanks. I think I'll just do what your friend said - pop in a new blank Hard Drive, install my OS, and then install the old one as the slave to move everything over, and then I'll do it all in reverse. I'll repartition the old drive, install the OS, and then make the new one the slave and copy all of the information back.

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