Posted 03 November 2006 - 09:57 PM
This may be a long shot, but it has happened to me before. It's possible your new hard drive is defective. But let's give it the benefit of the doubt for now.
Although you may not want to do this, but since you haven't ran anything on the computer yet, it may be a good idea to start from scratch again. Meaning, repartition and reformat the hd again, and do another install of your os. If the problem still exist, then you may have a motherboard issue. And then again, it could be your BIOS. It's hard to tell right now, but do the dreaded act, and redo your setup again, and post back here if nothing changes.
Then again, another install is my opinion, because your OS software could be defective.