Welcome to Geeks to Go, Daryl.
Boy, do we have a treat for you.
Go to this website and download the Paragon Drive copy 8 program. Read the website carefully so you can get the registration numbers to make it the full version. Then use the program to copy the whole operating system over to the 200 G HD. If yopu read the help files in DC8 carefully you will see that you can do any number of combinations to copy the drive over. You can puy your total files on a 40 gig partition and use a second partition for data. There are many other methods so read the help files. OH, and by the way, both drives were formatted as NTFS to start with.
Heres the program.http://www.vnunet.co...e-copy-personal
You will put the 200 Gig drive in the computer as the slave to your 40 G drive and DC8 will ask you questions on what you want to do. Remember to read the help files before doing anything. I had no problems at all by taking a few hours to read the help files.
Now the first time i did this i copied 6.2 gigs from a 20 gig hard drive over to a 160 Gig Hard drive. I then swapped the 160 G drive into the master position and restareted thecomputer. I left out the 20 gig HD altogether. I did get a error the first time i started the computer and did not do anything but Ok it. After that i have not had a problem with the computer and am still using it to store my 50 gigs of MP3 music on it. All programs work and i have not had any problems yet.
The second time i used the software i copied a 13 gig set of files from a 40 gig drive over to a 40 gig partition on a 120 gig drive. I then used XP to partition the unallocated space as a "D" drive for data, pictures, and music files. This was on a different computer than the first.
I am now attempting to do another computer where i am trying to copy 85 gigs of data along with the OS to a 250 Gig Sata drive. I am not sure this will work with sata so i will see.
Edited by SRX660, 10 February 2007 - 07:38 PM.