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I'm getting the blue screen of death when I try and move my old Hard drive of 250 GB from one computer to anther, I tryed running win 2000 repair but still nothing. this is a new computer and all devices working fine. I need the info on the computer and a clean install is not an option.
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what is the bluescreen you get?  when you get the bluescreen are you trying to boot off the old 250 GB drive or another drive?
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I have one 250 Gb hard drive set to master or (0) that came from anther computer so the setup info is diffrent. the blue screen is, if you have installed any new hardware remove it and run chkdsk/f to fix any problems if this is the firs time you have seen this message restart computer.

I hope this helps a bit, since i'm stumpt
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so are you booting off the hdd that came from a computer with a different hardware setup?  What OS are you running?
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I'm running windows 2000 with SP4, that is correct I'm booting up with a different hardware setup.

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what is the stop error code on the bluescreen?  Did you trying running a chkdsk/r like the bluescreen suggested?  The error isn't perhaps "inaccessible boot device" is it?
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no I did not run that before due to i for got my password, I booted off anther dhard drive and ran the chkdsk/r now it will not recognize the hard drive. but when i boot off the smaller hard drive i can see my old 250 gig drive but when i try and boot from the big one nothing. so i gues i will have to move my files and reinstall windowns??
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