Swapping master drives between computers
Posted on 2002-06-07
Is it possible to swap master HDs between two different computers? I have a PII 160 (Micron Millennium Pro2) using a Western Digital 40G (single partition) as the master HD. I want to move that HD to a custom-built PIII 600 and use it like I did on the PII. The OS is Windows 2000, and after transplanting, the booting goes as far as the bottom progress indicator bar going entirely solid in the DOS screen. That's it. The Windows 2000 boot-up graphics screen doesn't even get a chance to appear. I tried an Emergency Disk Repair process, but it was futile. What's the problem? I just want to avoid having to reinstall all the software I have on that WD 40G HD; it may over a full day! HELP! The custom-built PIII definitely works; it boots on its original HD.