- Dec 3, 2001
This isn't really a XP problem, but somehow my CD-R is hard coded to my old comptuer's OEM motherboard, and if i hook it up to any other computer the computer refuses to even POST. How is this hard coding possible, and what can be done to bypass it? The drive is a Compaq OEM Philips CDD4401, and the old compter was a Compaq Presario 7478. The new config is in my signature. Can locks like this be bypassed so it will work in my new comptuer?