Desktop fails to boot with previously installed Windows XP Pro hard drive
Posted on 2004-08-06
I have finished building a computer with a MSI Asus P4S8X motherboard and I attached it to first a Maxtor 120 GB hard drive and a older Western Digital hard drive. Both hard drives has Windows XP Professional previously installed into it. After connecting it all up, when I go to boot up the machine, it sees the hard drive in the bios, and then goes to that set up screen where it prompts you that something is wrong and gives you the option to boot in safe mode. No matter what choice I make, it eventually restarts the computer. Sometimes a blue screen comes up but it flickers too fast for me to read it. Even though it sounds like a software issue, but I'm pretty sure that there is something in the hardware or maybe some driver I haven't installed that is causing this. Is there any way besides deleting all the data of my hard drives that would allow this computer to boot?
Thanks for your time
And both of these hard drives worked on other computers: I just transplanted one from an old dell desktop I was using to this machine with no avail