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I just made a clone of my notebooks Harddrive using Norton Ghost 11 boot-CD. The system is Windows XP on an IBM Thinkpad r60 (type 9461). The cloning went ok. Now with the new HDD in the machine I have an error message saying: "A disk read error occured Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart".

The Bios isn't giving me a lot of options! What shall I do?

Thanks for your help.

EDIT: The old HDD was 100GB, the new one is 250GB... Could it just not be accepted from the IBM board?

EDIT2: After looking around by Lenovo/IBM, I found out the max capacity of HDD I can buy for that model is 100GB!!! Can it be true that the board doesn't accept more??? What a pity in that case...

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What do you see in the Event Log? –  harrymc Oct 29 '09 at 9:12
    
Event log? I can't even pass the Boot! –  waszkiewicz Oct 29 '09 at 9:20
    
Runing the "Hard disk diag program" from the BIOS... It's just so slow... –  waszkiewicz Oct 29 '09 at 9:34
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Yes, some laptops will only accept hard drives up to a certain size. I've had this problem before several times.

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After looking around by Lenovo/IBM, I found out the max capacity of HDD I can buy for that model is 100GB!!! Can it be true that the board doesn't accept more???

yes, that can be true.

however, check if the partition is active. if not, make it so and try again.

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