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Windows don't boot.

By auptimus ·
Hi there,
Here is my issue. Tried to switch my HDD to a different MB, but Windows won't start. It gets stuck in black screen with blinking cursor. Tried Sysprep but it didn't help. Windows does not start. Fixed the MBR, same thing. After I fixed the MBR, thought it was the problem, but after I put that HDD in the old MB, Windows worked fine. The new MB is ok as Ubuntu works on it. Now on the new MB, all what I get is a blinking cursor.

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New MB

by Mehul Bhai In reply to Windows don't boot.

OS installed in a HDD in one MB will not work when the HDD is moved to another MB unless and until the configuration of the new MB is the same as the First MB where the OS was installed.

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You have to reinstall Windows on that motherboard

by seanferd In reply to Windows don't boot.

You can't just swap a Windows installation between machines.

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Adding more

by Mehul Bhai In reply to You have to reinstall Win ...

I forgot to mention in my post, what "seanferd" has mentioned.

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Hardware Extraction Layer

by BFilmFan In reply to Windows don't boot.

The HAL isn't allowing Windows to boot.

Run an inplace repair of Windows as listed in KB315341 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315341

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KB315341

by Mehul Bhai In reply to Hardware Extraction Layer

The KB doesnot mention anything about the problem of HDD installed with OS move from one machine to another machine with a different configuration. I think this will not work.
And HAL is hardware abstraction layer and not as you mention.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardware_abstraction_layer
http://searchcio-midmarket.techtarget.com/sDefinition/0,,sid183_gci214424,00.html

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