Thank you for the note. I am not adept at h/w, so I really appreciate your help. I used Acronis True Image Home 2010 (http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/
) for the restore. I selected the MBR record to restore (bad move) and it seemed to have wiped out the MBR and replaced it with one that mimicked the old drive. I figured that if I wiped the MBR, and try to repartition the h.d. it would sort itself out. That didn't work.
It seems that the number of Cyl/Head/sectors are written into t he bios and I can't seem to find anywhere to change that either.
I hope this information helps. As I mentioned I do not know h/w very well, so I am just trying to get a handle on this.