I inserted my hard drive with windows xp on it into a different pc I was given as it had better specs. However now the pc starts up but windows doesnt boot up. It is stuck in a loop always restarting just before the windows screen should show. I have tried to restore windows with a CD but it doesnt seem to be recognised. I have played around with different boot up sequences in BIOS set up but it makes no difference. Please help, I would like to keep the files on the hard drive but I realise this is probbly not possible.
This is because XP would not allow you to do this. The OS recognises that its a different PC and it is. You would need to have another copy of XP with a COA. Install that, then use the old H/D as a slave.