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Dell Optiplex 170L does not recognise an 80GB Hard Drive

\015 I've tried to upgrade a 40GB drive to an 80GB drive on my Dell Optiplex 170L. I used Ghost to copy the C: & D: Partitions over to the larger drive and I'm now getting a message at boot up of "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart".If I press"F2" during the bootup and look at the "Drive Configuration" the BIOS seems to recognise the "Primary Master Drive" and automatically show it as 80020MB (in an Aqua Marine colour).I've check the BIOS version and it is A07. If I press "F12" (for Boot Menu) during bootup and select "7. IDE Drive Diagnostics" it shows the Primary IDE as Drive 0 : ST3802110A (i.e. my seagate 80GB drive)I'm a bit stuck now, can you help?\015

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I have the same problem. With SATA it boots perfectly, but on a IDE it fails.
Just for giggles try changing the boot order so that the C drive is first
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