09-20-2011, 01:08 PM
Join Date: Sep 2011
So, I gave up. Took out the old HD and inserted the Win7 CD/DVD. Tried to fix in several different ways, all to no avail.
Finally decided to just format the C partition (on the new drive), and install Windows 7.
When it was done, I rebooted, which worked fine. So at this point the new drive booted up just fine.
I shut down and put the Old HD in the 1st bay, the new HD in the 2nd bay.
Then I restarted Windows and restored the image to the C partition (by now renamed to D) of the new HD using the software by Magix. Restoration went without a hitch.
Since this was all done under Windows, there was no need to reboot the system; it was working.
I shut down the computer, took out the old HD, and put the new HD in the 1st bay (leaving the old HD out completely).
Upon turning on the computer, the system would not boot. It doesn't tell me there is no bootable drive, it just sits there and blinks at me (underscore character in upper left hand corner).
I have now swapped the HD's and am running Windows from the old HD and the nice, fast, expensive new HD is just sitting there in bay 2, taking up space and generating heat.
What am I doing wrong?
What could the problem be?
What is the solution?