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Looking for close hardware matches to Optiplex GX270 & 755 units

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I'm trying to help a company who has standardized their shop to use both the Optiplex GX270 and 755.  I'm hoping to find other models that are close enough (or even exact hardware matches) that they can use the hard drive image from a 270 or 755 interchangeably with it.  For example, I seem to remember than another Optiplex (maybe the 170L) is an exact match to the GX270.  Does anyone know if that's correct?  Or do you have a memory of a 260 or 280 (or anything else) being able to run a 270's hard drive?  Same question on the 755 - are either the 745 or 760 (or maybe another non-similar model number like a 330) a close enough hardware match that using an image from a 755 is possible?

Thanks in advance for any help.

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  • Dell can work with you and use XIMAGE to make a single image for your environment.

    http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/services/ds_ximage.pdf

    What you are asking for is expressly not supported by Dell or Microsoft

    STOP: 0x0000007B INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/314082

    After you move the Microsoft Windows system (boot) disk to a backup computer, you may receive the following Stop error when you try to start the Windows based backup computer:
    STOP: 0x0000007B INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE
    Cause
    This error may occur if the registry entries and the drivers for the mass storage controller hardware in the backup computer are not installed in Windows.

    For integrated device electronics (IDE) controllers, there are several different chip sets available, such as Intel, VIA, and Promise. Each chip set has a different Plug-n-Play identifier (PnP-ID).

    The PnP-ID information of mass storage controllers for the backup computer must be in the registry before startup so that Windows can initialize the correct drivers.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\primary_ide_channel]
    "ClassGUID"="{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}"
    "Service"="atapi"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\secondary_ide_channel]
    "ClassGUID"="{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}"
    "Service"="atapi"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\*pnp0600]
    "ClassGUID"="{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}"
    "Service"="atapi"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\*azt0502]
    "ClassGUID"="{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}"
    "Service"="atapi"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\gendisk]
    "ClassGUID"="{4D36E967-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}"
    "Service"="disk"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#cc_0101]
    "ClassGUID"="{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}"
    "Service"="pciide"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_0e11&dev_ae33]
    "ClassGUID"="{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}"
    "Service"="pciide"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_1039&dev_0601]
    "ClassGUID"="{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}"
    "Service"="pciide"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_1039&dev_5513]
    "ClassGUID"="{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}"
    "Service"="pciide"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_1042&dev_1000]
    "ClassGUID"="{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}"
    "Service"="pciide"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_105a&dev_4d33]
    "ClassGUID"="{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}"
    "Service"="pciide"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_1095&dev_0640]
    "ClassGUID"="{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}"
    "Service"="pciide"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_1095&dev_0646]
    "ClassGUID"="{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}"
    "Service"="pciide"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_1095&dev_0646&REV_05]
    "ClassGUID"="{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}"
    "Service"="pciide"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_1095&dev_0646&REV_07]
    "ClassGUID"="{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}"
    "Service"="pciide"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_1095&dev_0648]
    "ClassGUID"="{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}"
    "Service"="pciide"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_1095&dev_0649]
    "ClassGUID"="{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}"
    "Service"="pciide"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_1097&dev_0038]
    "ClassGUID"="{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}"
    "Service"="pciide"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_10ad&dev_0001]
    "ClassGUID"="{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}"
    "Service"="pciide"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_10ad&dev_0150]
    "ClassGUID"="{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}"
    "Service"="pciide"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_10b9&dev_5215]
    "ClassGUID"="{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}"
    "Service"="pciide"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_10b9&dev_5219]
    "ClassGUID"="{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}"
    "Service"="pciide"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_10b9&dev_5229]
    "ClassGUID"="{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}"
    "Service"="pciide"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_1106&dev_0571]
    "Service"="pciide"
    "ClassGUID"="{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_8086&dev_1222]
    "ClassGUID"="{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}"
    "Service"="intelide"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_8086&dev_1230]
    "ClassGUID"="{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}"
    "Service"="intelide"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_8086&dev_2411]
    "ClassGUID"="{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}"
    "Service"="intelide"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_8086&dev_2421]
    "ClassGUID"="{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}"
    "Service"="intelide"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_8086&dev_7010]
    "ClassGUID"="{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}"
    "Service"="intelide"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_8086&dev_7111]
    "ClassGUID"="{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}"
    "Service"="intelide"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase\pci#ven_8086&dev_7199]
    "ClassGUID"="{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}"
    "Service"="intelide"
    
    ;Add driver for Atapi (requires Atapi.sys in Drivers directory)
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi]
    "ErrorControl"=dword:00000001
    "Group"="SCSI miniport"
    "Start"=dword:00000000
    "Tag"=dword:00000019
    "Type"=dword:00000001
    "DisplayName"="Standard IDE/ESDI Hard Disk Controller"
    "ImagePath"=hex(2):53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,44,00,\ 
      52,00,49,00,56,00,45,00,52,00,53,00,5c,00,61,00,74,00,61,00,70,00,69,00,2e,\ 
      00,73,00,79,00,73,00,00,00
    
    ;Add driver for intelide (requires intelide.sys in drivers directory)
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\IntelIde]
    "ErrorControl"=dword:00000001
    "Group"="System Bus Extender"
    "Start"=dword:00000000
    "Tag"=dword:00000004
    "Type"=dword:00000001
    "ImagePath"=hex(2):53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,44,00,\ 
      52,00,49,00,56,00,45,00,52,00,53,00,5c,00,69,00,6e,00,74,00,65,00,6c,00,69,\ 
      00,64,00,65,00,2e,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,00,00
    
    
    ;Add driver for Pciide (requires Pciide.sys and Pciidex.sys in Drivers directory)
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PCIIde]
    "ErrorControl"=dword:00000001
    "Group"="System Bus Extender"
    "Start"=dword:00000000
    "Tag"=dword:00000003
    "Type"=dword:00000001
    "ImagePath"=hex(2):53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,44,00,\ 
      52,00,49,00,56,00,45,00,52,00,53,00,5c,00,70,00,63,00,69,00,69,00,64,00,65,\ 
      00,2e,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,00,00

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  • Understood.  I'm not looking for something that's supported by either Microsoft or Dell - I was just wondering about real world experience to see if anyone had successfully interchanged a GX270 or 755 hard drive and discovered that it worked in close model numbers.  I know I've done that successfully between the GX260 & GX270 but wasn't sure if anyone remembered other models that might also work with the 270 - or any that worked with the 755.

    Thanks!

  • The GX270 is AGP and the 755 is PCI-Express.

    GX270 is Socket 478   and the 755 is LGA 755

    GX270 pentium 4 max

    755 Core to Quad max

    GX260 GX270 uses IDE Drives

    755 uses SATA Drives

    I am quite certain stop 7b happens when you swap drive from one to the other. If you set the sata operation in BIOS  to ATA instead of AHCI and clean install you might get booting but the chipsets and onboard INTEL Graphics do not match. AND the HAL cannot be swapped back and forth between single core and multi core.

    This would cause a different fatal blue screen.

     


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  • You can do a direct swap of the OS drive from 755 to 760 or 780 but its more of a feature of the operating system; from memory this is ok with Windows 7 and Windows 10 but XP I think may crash as it needs explicit drivers manually loaded but its ages since I have tried with XP.

    Windows 7 copes with the 'wrong' drivers after a HDD swap and will sit for 10 minutes updating about 20 drivers for you at first boot and then it will run everything as per the 755 in my experience. This is largely due to Windows 7 having the drivers for older chipsets built-in.

    Also, depending on what type of install the original Windows was you may get a complaint that its unlicensed. 

  • Actually that's wrong.  F6 drivers (INTEL RST 9.6)  are required for Advanced format Drives.

    STOP 0x0000007B INACCESSABLE_BOOT_DEVICE is a common theme for XP VISTA 7 8 10.  ESPECIALLY if you started in ATA mode and changed to AHCI.

    For windows 7 microsoft specifically made a patch to help you switch from ATA to AHCI without having to reinstall.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/922976

     

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