Hard drive will not boot on original desktop but will boot on second desktop?
Posted on 2011-11-01
I was called in to work on a desktop at an eye doctor office. The pc would display nothing on the screen. The PC is a no name brand, probably a pc kit. I discovered the motherboard had blown capacitors. This PC runs a program that helps them manage hardware they use to make the lenses, so they needed a solution fast.
I took the hard drive out and installed it in a Dell tower. After installing some drivers I setup the desktop and after some com port id changes they were able to use it.
I orderd a motherboard and installed it in the original desktop. I took the hard drive out of the Dell and installed it on the original desktop. The video works but the system continues to reboot.
This is what I have done:
I have checked and replaced the memory.
I have replaced the power supply.
I ran chkdsk /r using the recovery console with a windows xp cd. It completed all stages.
I disconnected all other peripherals so only the hard drive, monitor and ram cards are installed.
So I figured the motherboard was bad. Well I took the original hard drive from the dell I used to get their shop running and that one does boot.
The hard drive with their software still works on the Dell tower.