After 3 weeks, I decided to bite the bullet and reinstall the New "C" drive; I still had the old "C" drive sitting on my desk. I used the Maxtor utility PowerMax to do a complete low level format of new drive, and then used the MAxtor MAxBlast4 to copy old "C" drive to the new drive. It seems to have worked except - when I restart the computer the BIOS loads and sits there for about 30 seconds. Then I get 2 beeps and a screen which says "Primary drive 1 not found. Strike F1 to continue, F2 to run setup. I hit F1 and the windows program (on the new disk, the only one connected) starts and the disk loads just like the old "C" drive. I can load programs, work with them, etc. Hitting F2 simply loads the BIOS setup. My Computer reports the new drive has 189G Total Size; Free Space 172G.
I turned off the computer and restarted it only to have it do the same thing BIOS hangs, I hit F1 and Windows starts and everything works.
Anyone have any idea what is going on? Is there a way to eliminate having to hit F1 everytime I reboot? Can I continue to use the new drive realizing I have to hit F1 each time the BIOS tells me it cannot find the disk?