I have a socket 478 computer (Asus P4C800) running Windows 7 Home Premium. I have 2 harddrives, C is a 74GB WD Raptor and D is a 500 GB WD Black Caviar. I am running out of room on C so I used Acronis True Image 2010 to clone the OS to the D drive. (I've done this procedure many times with other computers w/o problem).
Upon booting to D drive I found that windows updates would not complete nor could I successfully install several applications which would just hang at some point during the install. I finally wiped D drive and did a clean format install of Win 7 32 bit. Same problem. Removed D Drive and substituted a new WD 1.5TB drive and installed Win 7 32 bit. Same problem.
I reinstalled the original C Drive and now all is fine.
I'm thinking it's a driver
issue, but I'm mystified as to why I cannot clone or reinstall the OS to another good HD and have it function correctly. This is a 7 year old system and maybe one of the sata ports or other components is going bad?