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OS installation & new harddrive = "disk read error"

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I have a IBM Thinkpad X31 (2672-4G2), that used to be my company laptop. Since I changed company I've kept it as my personal laptop. The old HDD was on the verge of breaking down, so I bought a new one, a similiar to the old one. But that was the easy part... Since the computer is ultra slim it does NOT have a cd/dvd station nor a floppy drive. So I connected the hdd to my desktop and installed windows on it. It worked just fine on my desktop, but when I plugged it back to my laptop it said "Disk Read Error. Press ctrl+alt+del". Very depressive.

Also, the unpleasant fact that I don't know the BIOS supervisor password, doesn't help very much. It means i can only boot with HDD 0 and HDD 1.

I've looked all over the internet and the IBM support pages for help, but I just can't find a good solution. Somewhere I read that the problem is not the new hdd, but the way it's formatted. That IBM harddrives must be formatted on an IBM to work... Any comments on this info?

Please, I'm in serious need of help. Thank you
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