I have an OLD Dell Dimension 3000 with an IDE drive that is dying (machine). I have cloned the drive on to a new Sata drive (and another IDE drive I found). The IDE clone will boot in the same Dim 3000 (no sata ports) and it boots and runs like the original drive.
The software installed on it is no longer available and cannot be re-installed. Ergo, new machine on cloned drive.
Problem is I get a 7B hardware BSOD on any new machine I plug the SATA cloned drive into and try to boot from. Tried safe mode too.
I'm pretty sure if I could just remove the old hardware registry entries and let it detect new hardware, I'd be able to boot and then upgrade the OS on a new machine.
I've set everything I can find in BIOS to compatibility mode, no option for AHCI changes, but still can't resolve the BSOD.
All suggestions will be appreciated.