This is just an update to my attempt to install a old very loaded impossible\nto reproduce 120 G HD(PATA) (with traces of DOS 3.21 and all Windows update\nversions including WinXP Pro on it) into a new K8V SE Deluxe MB with AMD 64,\n+3000 cpu without attemptimg a complete fresh WinXP reinstall.\n\nIt ook 40 hours of trial and error, but this is what worked painlessly....\n\n1. First, clone a spare HD off the old HD and use for the trial & error\nattempt.\n\n2. Make sure you boot the old HD on the old MB attached to the standard IDE\nMB port(mine was originally attached to the Asus A7V Promise ATA100 port).\nThis loads the standard MS IDE driver linked to the HD in Windows. Go to\ndevice manager and remove everything possible. You will get many uninstalls\nthat require shutdown to remove, just say ok as they will all be removed at\nshutdown. Don't shut down on each one, just let them ride until the final\nshutdown. Some itess may reinstall after they are removed while you are\ndoing this. Let them stay.\n\n3. Shutdown, "DON'T REBOOT".\n\n4. Move this clone HD to new K8V MB IDE port, make sure you have a CDROM\ndrive also attached.\n\n5. Boot.\n\n6. All drivers and hardware should be found. I then installed the VIA 4in1\ndrivers on the ASUS K8V MB disc.\n\n7. Rebooted.\n\n8. All applications, settings, drivers , update Hot-Fixes, etc, remained\nintact! It was flawless, as though I just popped in a new CPU and more RAM\ninto the old MB. I just needed to reactivate WinXP and Office XP which was\npainless.\n\nJust one note......even though everything worked flawlessly on final boot I\nwas plagued by a new hardware/driver install error - HDC error, driver found\nnot for this platform - kept popping up. I pulled the CDROM cables,\nrebooted, the error disappeared, reinstalled cables, rebooted, error\ngone....system just fine!\n\nRemember that I did not run the Windows XP "repair" routine that most\n(including me) believed would be needed. I just can't stress enough how\neverything remained intact!\n\nI hope others trying this old HD transfer to new MB are so lucky!