Trouble replacing HDD

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I'm working on an IBM Thinkpad Z61t laptop.  The system had a Toshiba
100GB Serial ATA hard disk drive, and the system has been in for
repairs twice in the past 6 months for BSOD issues relating to HDD/
file system.  My boss and I decided it would be best to replace the

We purchased a 160GB SATA hard drive as a replacement, and cloned the
old drive with Acronis.  However, when attempting to boot off the new
drive, the system just shows a black screen with a white text cursor
blinking in the top left corner.  The system is still able to boot
without a problem if we put the old drive in, it's only when the new
drive is installed that there's a problem.

The startup process is not getting to a point where I can use F8 to
use Window's Safe Mode or another feature.  A repair installation via
a Windows XP CD did not change the situation.  Nor did updating the
BIOS with a newer one via the IBM site.


Re: Trouble replacing HDD

On Tue, 19 Feb 2008 13:28:49 -0800 (PST),

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Did you go into the bios and set the new drive as the
primary boot device?

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