pc reboots when operating system comes up

  abe300 00:03 26 Aug 2003

I have a 2.0 celeron processor on xcaliber motherboard/windows xp/problem followed my hard drive to my other pc/now it resets also/cant acc cd rom to reinstall windows/

  AndySD 01:02 26 Aug 2003


I am a little confused.... You have moved the hard drive to a new PC ?

Is it set as the master or slave?

  abe300 17:18 26 Aug 2003

Hard drive was moved to other pc as a master on 2nd IDE bus/not the boot up master cd rom is slave on 1st IDE/problem moved to new pc and seems to be infecting hard drive as well as stays with motherboard/because this hdd was corrupted from previous motherboard

  abe300 17:32 26 Aug 2003

worked with my 2nd pc/300m celeron with windows xp 256m ram pc some this morning/scan disk is finding corrupt files on disk and freezes up before completing test/if it gets past scan disk it resets/ i have 2 pc's and 3 hdd corrupted/would appreciate any suggestions

  hugh-265156 17:34 26 Aug 2003

the hard drive, if it contains an operating system and drivers from a previous mobo,will need to be formatted before transfering to another pc.then reinstall windows on it.you will need a cdrom though.

  abe300 21:46 26 Aug 2003

harddrive was not moved to pc to start pc but to be reformatted/it took down my other hdd upon restart, need to find out how to clear hdd and motherboard of corruption/preferably without distroying all my stored doc and files/

  abe300 21:50 26 Aug 2003

I cant access cd rom because i can't get up to windows operating system before system resets/don't have start up floppy for xp for either pc/

  abe300 01:05 27 Aug 2003

got setup disk's from windows website, hopefully i can boot up to reinstall xp, are ther any suggestions? This is a real puzzle

  hector allan 01:20 27 Aug 2003

Without switching of my pc and checking , I think if you press f8 while booting you should get a screen asking if you want to boot from floppy or cd insert your recovery disk and pick your option....................................

  abe300 17:04 27 Aug 2003

Tried doing setup from floppy on both pc's and am getting hidusb.sys corrupt file and it resets when you hit a key again and stops the set up/reformatted hdd with a maxtor hd install disk and reattempted install of xp setup disk's and again got the same error hidusb.sys corrupt file

  abe300 01:38 28 Aug 2003

Still hoping for suggestions hate to have to take both pc's to be fixed

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