This post isn't so much about a hard drive as it is about machine/system recognition.
I have two identical systems made by the same manufacturer. One of the system's power supply failed. That was the system used most often. Therefore I swapped internal hard drives, thinking that it should run fine since they were on the same XP operating system.
Here's the problem...
After running for awhile the swapped out machine will crash. It happens after about an hour or two of use. But it happens repeatedly. Are there items in the system folder that need to recognize the hardware address itself? If so what are they?