Unable to boot Windows 7 after moving the HD from one PC to another

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HARD drive
Intel
Windows 7 Administration
Windows 7 bug
Hi,
I had a HD which was working properly. Since the employee using this was shifted to a different branch, he brought the HD with him. Wen trying to load the Hard disk , its not booting up !!! -> it just shows "starting windows" and while forming the logo , it crashes.
tried safe mode,LKGC,and all other optons.
updated bios.
tried in DG41CN,DG41RQ,DG41WV boards.


Software/Hardware used:
Intel,Windows 7

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hello Mr.
you can only boot your hard disk with same configuration of hardware on to you have installed that OS.

Example:- suppose you have a dell optiplex 990 desktop and you have installed win 7 on to the desktop. if you remove the hard disk from optiplex 990 and install it to another optiplex 990, than it will boot properly with no errors or crashing reports, but you install that hard drive in another desktop or laptop which is different in model, that time you will face errors and crashing reports.

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  • jinteik
    yeah different pc have different chipsets so you cannot move hard disk from one computer to another computer. coz it will not boot up
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  • Jibin
    What other method can be adopted to get the HD up and Runnning ... its Urgent and Important .
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  • Gabe9527
    If it is just informaiton from the Harddisk then just add it as a secondary HD and copy the data to the new machine (used a Caddy if you have one). If you require the disk itself then you might ba able to install the OS and Drivers over the existing OS without removing data - note all apps will need to be reinstalled. is there a risk the HD is encrypted or PW protected?
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  • Jibin
    @Gabe9527 ... there are some Original softwares on the HD which cannot be removed due to the license issues :( ny hope ??
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  • James Murray
    Ranjeetkmr is correct. Every install of a windows system is unique. The unique components are located in the HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer). This portion of the OS is created during the OS install. The other file I can't remember off the top of my head but was on the MCSE test. When you reload the drive, the OS doesn't check to verify that this file is correct. I haven't worked on a Desktop OS in a long time so for 7 I don't know what the file names are, but there should be two files that identify the hardware configuration of the system and one that identifies the communication process between the OS and hardware based on that configuration. Delete those files reboot the machine and the system will do a rediscovery on the box. While it's doing this it will need all the drivers for the hardware to rebuild these files. A Physical to virtual conversion basically replaces the Hal and driver configurations with a standard Virtual HAL and virtual drivers. Sorry i can't remember the second file any help?
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  • jinteik
    there are apps to actually can show u the license number (just inacse you loose it) of programs installed..unless reinstalling is a no no for you then i think there is no other way
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  • Ranjeetkmr
    hello dear ! could you please tell me your problem in detail? 1. what do you want to do with the HDD ? 2. do you want to achieve the data of %root% drive or application which is installed on to the HDD ? 3. do you have installed os on the system in which you want to install the HDD ? please tell me... best of luck...
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  • Jibin
    @Ranjeetkmr ...... I need to use the original applications installed in it. Yes, its loaded with windows 7 @Jinteik ... i have the keys dude but cant waste them for another PC again ...... its worth lacs :P @Ekardris .... Thankz .... i had to google a lot to get all those terms working :P
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