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file named system was damaged

By yangweichen ·
i remove hard disk from motherboard,then install it in my pc,install winxp pro,everything is ok.
i get it back to another pc,asked somebody else to update hardware device,but he failed ,he told me that winxp report erroe when startup.the follow file \windows\system32\config\system was damaged.i try to reslove it,the problem still exist,could you tell me how to correct it?
the key is hardware device?
thanks

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by dave.osborne In reply to file named system was dam ...

So you installed XP on a HD in one computer, and the put the same HD into another computer? Are these indentical computers (hardware) ??? If not, of course it isn't going to work. You need to reload XP with the HD in the PC it is going to stay in.

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by BorgInva In reply to file named system was dam ...

That is true. If you are using different hardware, then the configurations and registry will be set up for the hardware it was loaded on.
At best, this copy of XP is good for a backup of DLLs and stuff, but not for a running OS on another computer.

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by ChrisRLG In reply to file named system was dam ...

Just as the aswers 1 & 2 have told you winXP is 'activated' with the installed hardware and will not work with the harddrive moved to another motherboard.

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