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Moving a Win2k drive to a new computer

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There was a routine for moving a hdd to a new computer running Win98, etc., but I now need to move a 20 Gb HDD from an AMD/Chaintech 500 to a new AMD Duron/Chaintech 800.  Simply starting the machine results in the Stop Screen, probably because of so many hardware differences.  But isn't there a way to prepare the drive for movement so that it will recognize the new hardware?  I looked briefly at http://www.dewassoc.com/support, and I bet it is there, but . . .

Anybody have a quick fix?
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I would remove or disable all hardware and cards, and set the driver to VGA in safe mode.

In safe mode delete any old devices from the previous machine, and reboot.

Then start adding the devices in. Make sure you have the newest drivers !!

ALso - You may need to clear out your CMOS BIOS and then make sure Plug N pray is turned on.

I hope this helps !
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Hi JB,

Yes it's there, but if you've never done this before you may want to first take a look at this article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q249/6/94.ASP

If you need more beyond that contained in the article, please let me know.

Dennis
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What STOP screen are you getting?

If it is INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE, you should be able to prepare the installation for the new hardware by installing the hard disk controller via Add New Hardware wizard, Add New Device... so that Windows already has the needed driver available during the boot sequence.

However, in some circumstances, the chipset drivers will fail and not even allow to boot into safe mode. In this case, you'd have to do some more complicated steps to solve the problem.
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AW, if you receive a stop error, especially INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE, you can't add a new driver or do a repair through the add new hardware wizard, as you can't get that far!

Dennis
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dew, I forgot to mention to do this on the OLD configuration... because the old config of course still works and allows to install drivers for devices which are not (yet) present.
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Whoa!  I thought it would be complicated, but didn't figure that I would have to deal with the technical aspects pointed out by Dennis and Steve.  I thought maybe that SysExpert's suggestion that I could run the machine, remove all the devices, etc., particular to it, then put the drive  in the new machine and find the new devices.  Can't try it for a while, but will get back.  Anything else of a "non-technical" nature would be appreciated.
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Unfortunately removing the devices and moving the drive applies (somewhat) in Win98, but not in Win2000. There's just no easy way and still be able to correct the installation and the hives as well.
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You will have a problem with the HAL (hardware access layer) that w2k sets upon install. w2k protects the hardware with the HAL, so that nothing may access the hardware directly, it must go thru the HAL. That is why you have to deal witht he technical aspects that Dennis and I pointed out. It is not like 9x where you could delete the local_machine\enum key in the reg and then move it and lwet windows find new hardware
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I have 2 almost identical computers 99.99 % the same.I had an image of one
I thought I might save some time instead of clean install on second  
I could restore image from other computer,this works with win98 but not with 2000.
ended up wasting a lot of time,and had to install from CD
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Surprised this is still unlocked -- nearly a year later.  And, Dennis, if you get this, please look at my new question of today, on changing the name of a computer.

Best regards,
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Will do! <and thanks>
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