This week has just been a downward spiral for my computer issues. I consider my self a hobbyist and not a tech wonder-kin. in preperation to install a more modern mother board along with a new video card and 2 gig of newer fast ram I bought a copy of window 7( yah I know I know ) and installed it ahead of time onto smaller hard drive until I get the 500 gig sata one I was installing in the new build. I didn't go overborad here since it didn't cost alot to get a better computer. The motherboard processor memory sats HDD and a 1gig DDR geforce 9200 pcie video card only came to 370 bucks. Well I digress. It all turned out that when I had troubel copying the 200 gig drive onto the 500 gig drive it somehow got bad partitions on it something it copied from the previous drive because when I put it in the new system it said the same thing about that one. I eventually had to shrink the volume on the 500 by 9 gig in order to get format to complete and get a decent file format on it. Then it was able to install windows 7 all over again on the new drive. Now I don't have a HDD with an OS on it to build the system I was gonna sell. I'm downloading the dvd for Unbutu, think I try that once. On the lighter side I did use my workign computer to format my harddrive and get windows 7 installed on the hard drive and it worked in the new build after I was able to get a good format on it. Is it possible this HDD was screwed before I got my hands on it.