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    The point is that it's the motherboard, not the...

    The point is that it's the motherboard, not the drive itself. Some boards require the limiting jumper, some don't.
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    No. It doesn't matter if it's OEM or Retail. The...

    No. It doesn't matter if it's OEM or Retail. The HAL is basically the code that allows Windows to interact with the hardware.
    http://windowsitpro.com/windows/what-hardware-abstraction-layer-hal
    If...
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    You can't just switch SATA controllers. The HAL...

    You can't just switch SATA controllers. The HAL wouldn't match, so XP probably would not boot.

    Did you try an XP Repair install as I mentioned earlier?


    SATA II drives should be backwards...
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    Ok, you should have mentioned that from the...

    Ok, you should have mentioned that from the beginning. So you messed up by installing Linux, which basically overwrote the MBR. If you were just testing Linux, you could have booted from a live...
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    I would run a hard drive diagnostic before...

    I would run a hard drive diagnostic before attempting any software repairs. You could be wasting a lot of time if the hard drive is bad. Just because you can see the partitions, that doesn't...
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