Got the Boot settings changed per your instructions except for 1 thing: USB doesn't show in my Boot Options unless I have a USB drive plugged in, so my order is 1- CD/DVD, 2- C: drive (my new hard drive). And I do not have a floppy drive, nor is one listed in the BIOS, so that's that. Still haven't finished transferring everything, but I haven't had a single issue with that part so far.
I did want to ask your advice about a problem I've been having with Internet Explorer, though. I've got it set up on the new hard drive, got my favorites listed, everything is working perfectly on every website except when I try to log in to my Bank. The login procedure normally goes like this:
1. On Bank home page, enter a User I.D.
2. On 2nd page, enter the answer to a Security Question
3. On 3rd page, enter Password
4. 4th page should come up with my Account Overview where I can navigate by links to such things as recent transactions, set up or modify my auto bill-pay, etc.
What happens is that at random (or seemingly random) points during that process the website interrupts me with the following error message:
Your Transaction did not complete
You may have reached this page in error.
Possible reasons include clicking the refresh or the back button.
For security reasons, please re-login.
Click here to return to the login page.
This kicks me out so to speak, and I have to go back to the home page and start all over again. Also, the link that appears in the error message "click here to return to the login page" doesn't work. I try clicking on it and after about 30-45 seconds of the spinning wheel I get the "cannot display the page" error. If I try clicking on the box in that page to diagnose the problem it tells me that everything looks good on my end, but the other end of the link address isn't responding. The "Transaction did not complete" error can also sometimes occur after I've successfully logged in while navigating my account. It's driving me bat-guano crazy having to spend 5-10 minutes doing the whole thing over and over before I can finally get logged in.
I called my bank and tried to figure out the problem with a customer rep, but he was of no use and claimed it was my ISP's problem. I haven't called my ISP yet, but spent the last several days googling the problem and trying every easy (i.e. non-expert) solution offered such as resetting IE settings, flushing/resetting DNS, adding the site to Trusted Sites and Compatibility View, checking the Hosts file, powering down my modem (both for 1 minute and 15 minutes) . Nothing works so far.
The crazy thing is, it seems like it's just some simple setting that's different on this hard drive or this Windows installation, because if I connect my old hard drive and boot from it, I can login to my Bank no problem. Tried it 5 times in a row, clicked on all sorts of navigation links after I logged in, and not a single glitch.
Do you have any ideas, or is this something I should ask about in the Software/Web Browsers and Email sub-forum?