Now it won't let me boot to the new hard drive. After the Dell logo appears, it gives me the choice of starting Windows or the Recovery Console. (This was normal on my old drive). If I choose Windows, I get this message:
"Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware."
I also tried the Recovery Console, but the screen just stays blank.
The drive was working fine, so I doubt its a hardware failure. I'm guessing that the driver for the old drive - an IDE - aren't compatible with those on the new drive, a SATA.
I have the original Windows installation CD, plus the "Ultimate Boot CD for Windows" which has a lot of diagnostics and tools. Is there anything I can do to fix this?
Edited by shawnvw, 12 January 2008 - 04:45 PM.