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By rhuish ·
What is the method of installing a generic set of HDD drivers so a drive can be moved to a system with a different motherboard?

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by LiQuiDKeWL In reply to Transferring Win2000 disk ...

If you take a drive out of one PC and place it another Win2K will automatically pick up new Hardware and install the necessary files/drivers to be used. Just make sure you have the other drivers, like video/modem/sound card/network card, available for windows to install them. Once it has been placed in the other PC and everything has been picked up, You can run Add/Remove Hardware wizard and tell it to "uninstall", it should search and find all the old setups and remove them.

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by saihib In reply to Transferring Win2000 disk ...

If you take a drive out of one PC and place it in another Win2K will probably choke with an "inaccessible_boot_device" error. The reason is that, at boot, Win2K will load the driver for the old motherboard chipset and it won't work with the new motherboard. The two critical drivers needed at boot are the storage and video controllers. If the video card will be the same, you need do nothing. If it will be different, just install the plain old VGA driver, which works with any card. Then install the proper video drivers after you make the move. Install the mobo drivers while the HDD is in the old machine, shut it down and make the switch. You might also want to make an ERD and install the Recovery Console before making the move. They may comein handy.

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