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I have an hp pavilion a1410y. the computers harddrive doesnot do anything but make noise so i installed two other harddrives out of other computers one of the harddrives has xp professional and the other has home edition. i tryed to boot the computer with the HDD with xp home edition and it goes into the boot menu and attempts to boot but instead of the XP screen coming on the whole system reboots.is there any way to start xp on this computer with my two harddrives. the origional harddrive had X


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The reason it wont boot from your other hard drive is because windows is expecting some different hardware on *********** bored, gets stumped and falls down.
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\015\012On your computer there should be a license sticker. This will be rectangular with a green pattern on it. It will have your product key for what ever version of XP you are licensed for. You can place the drive which matches your version in your computer. Then, in order to get that install running on the new board, you will need an OEM copy of the appropriate windows disk. you may have received one with your HP, or talk to your geek friends who may have one.
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\015\012to repair the load, boot off the cd. You will come to a window where you can press R (dont press R) for recovery console, F3 to quit, and Enter to continue. Then you will see a license. Press F8 to accept it. Then you will see a thingy that says "serching for previous versions of microsoft windows". Then it will show you the partions on the drive. select the OS one, usually marked "C". And there should be an option to press R for repair. Now you can press R. It will ask you for a product key. That is the one on the license on the side of the computer, also known as a COA (Certificate of Authenticicty). It will ask you for some other things too, like user names etc. Then you get to go hunt for drivers on the HP website. Lots of fun.
Unless the hard drives came from an identical computer as the a1410y with the same devices, then it won't boot up as normal.
\015\012The reason is the XP registry contains details of the computers hardware configuration amonst other things and because this information belongs to another computer it gets confused.
\015\012You need to reinstall Windows on the a1410y together with the device drivers and the programs to get a functioning computer.
\015\012There is really no short cuts.
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