..trying to swap hard disks between two ibm thinkpads (so i can send one for repair) both are running win2000 but when i swap the hard disk it gives error 'ntloader not found' even though everything is installed correctly. i'm told by someone that unlike with nt4 and win9x you can't just swap hard disks between machines you have to re-install windows 2000 on the machine you put the disk into, is this so and does anyone know a way around this as it would take me too much time to re-install all apps, settings etc. an yhelp much appreciated.

thanx