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Harddisk Transfer problem
Dave_P_ May-18-01 10:12 PM
I'm stuck!!!!
I moved my hard drive, Disk drive and floppy from a Compaq case to a packard bell, as the bell has a larger processor. When I boot up the machine recognises all drives but won't kick into windows (my compaq was running on win98, the machine I am trying to get up and running is possibly os win95.
I don't want to format my hard drive unless I realy have to and don't have a second hard drive,
anyone help with thanks DP.

1. RE: Harddisk Transfer problem
lbyard May-19-01 06:14 PM
In response to message 0
The problem may be related to the maintenance partition Compaq installs on hard disk drives. I would look at the drive with fdisk on a bootable floppy and see what partition is active (http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/buildcom/socka/13.htm). The active partition is the one the computer will attempt to boot from. Changing it may fix the problem. Check the CMOS on PB to be sure it is setup correctly for the driveóI suspect from your post that it is. If the PB had two 850 MByte Conner drives in it, you may have stumbled onto a computer with a weird BIOS. Sometime ago PB made some models with two of these drives, but rewrote the BIOS so the two drives looked like one 1.5 G drive. I have replaced drives in those computers, but it was so long ago that I do not remember the details. You might want to investigate the possibility of moving the processors instead of the drives. Larry

2. RE: Harddisk Transfer problem
Dave_P_ May-20-01 08:02 AM
In response to message 1
Larry thanks for the advice and I reckon the processor one is the best bet. I have looked into the movement of the processors, which are both socket 7, but compaq advise that the motherboard is only tested upto 233mhz and have no jumper settings above that, is it worth giving it a go anyway.

3. RE: Harddisk Transfer problem
lbyard May-20-01 02:22 PM
In response to message 2
LAST EDITED ON May-20-01 AT 02:29 PM (GMT)

What's in the PB? What is the model # of the Compaq? What is the number following the + on the PB manufacture's label? Running Intelís CPUID (http://www.ee.und.ac.za/DataCDs/Intel/DESIGN/PERFTOOL/CPUID/UTILITY.HTM and http://developer.intel.com/design/pentiumii/applnots/241618.htm ) on both computers may provide useful info, assuming both processors are Intel. Larry

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