I recently purchased a WD 500GB Caviar Blue Sata2 drive to install in my system. Main drive currently is a Maxtor 300GB DiamondMax 10. I used Partition Magic to format the new drive, and then copy all of the data from my old Maxtor to the new Western Digital drive. That has been done quite successfully. Both drives show in Partition Magic as having primary partitions and both are active. For some reason though I can't get the machine to boot to Windows on the new WD drive. To facilitate this, I shut down the machine, and physically unplug the old Maxtor drive. When booting, I make sure that the Bios boot order is to the new WD drive. Everything seems to be good at first. I get the usual progress bar across the bottom of the screen. and then the windows logo. That disappears, and the cursor shows up in the middle of a grey screen. This seems to be where things stay. I do not get a Windows welcome screen or a login box at all.
Anyone with any ideas on this??