emh593 wrote:I bought an IDE to SATA adaptor as my plan was to boot from the old hard drive and then clone the drive to a new SATA drive. The old drive is from my G'pa,s old computer and it will boot on his old computer but on my Dell XPS 400 it shows the BIOS boot screen and then the "windows was shut-down unexpectedly" and all the start options but no matter what i do it just reboots. The old drive is running XP and it came from a non-dell computer.
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emh593 wrote:Ok,then can I get a new hard drive,put XP on it and then transfer the documents and programs to it from the old hard drive?
I followed your advice but when i try to install win XP it says "Unknown Drive" and will not install.
emh593 wrote:I followed your advice but when i try to install win XP it says "Unknown Drive" and will not install.