Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Move Windows XP Hard Drive or Change Motherboard Without Getting BSOD

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a) Before moving the hard drive
1. Go to Control Panel and open System
2. Click Hardware tab and click Device Manager button.
3. Expand IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers by clicking the + sign.
4. Right click on the FIRST controller on the list and select Update Driver.
5. Select No, not this time when asked “Can Windows connect to Windows Update to search for software?” and click Next.
6. Select Install from a list or specific location (Advanced) and click Next.
7. Select Don’t search. I will choose the driver to install and click Next.
8. Select Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller and click Next.
9. Click No when ask to restart. Now shutdown the computer, remove the hard drive and install it on another computer.

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