Hi, I'm new to the forum, as you can probably tell by my post count.
Anyway. I decided that the Windows 2000 machine that I was using as a file server (Athlon 1700+, 768MB Ram) was going to waste, most of the time it was just idling. So I decided to switch the system with this Debian Linux machine (Pentium 3 1GHz, 256MB Ram) which I use as a desktop.
So I switched the Hard Drives, and booted the Linux machine. I did not recompile the kernel for the new hardware before doing so, I left it as is. Regardless of that, Linux booted just fine, having no problems due to the new hardware
I recompiled the kernel with support for Athlon processor, for the mainboard and for the soundcard, and now it runs sweeeet
Windows, however, was a different story. I turned the machine on, and before it even showed the logo, it rebooted itself
Windows needed to be reinstalled.