I am working thru an issue that a very large number of fellow computer users are working now (according to all the blogs). That being, when you upgrade your hard drive on a XP machine you get the “disk read Error” message. In my case I have completed the Western Digital mirror process 6 times, with their new software. Each time I get a good mirror image from my old drive to the new drive. Everything works great until I restart the computer the second time (first time works great). Second time I get the read error, if the new drive is primary drive. I swapped the 500GB to be secondary and windows can read just fine.
Low level, high level or quick formats do not correct the problem (new drive is EIDE 500GB). Chkdsk finds no errors on the 500 G drive.
My question to everyone is this. Months ago I read something that said Microsoft was about to install software on our computers (with proper software) that would detect change to configuration of computers. If changes were made, then a new copy of MS windows would have to buy a new copy of Windows. Has any one else hear this?????? It would explain the problem I am having.