I have a 20 Gig Maxtor C: Drive for my XP Home dition. It has 2.82 GB Left of usable space. Just recovered from Blue Screen Error Code 0X000000ED after using my Windows install disks and the chkdsk /r command. Reached 100% restore. Lucky.
Now how do I replace my C: Drive to higher capacity maybe 250 GB without losing data and Windows applications tc.
Get the new HDD. Download the mfr's disk utilities for the new HDD from the mfr's website. Usually there are DOS or other utilities that you can burn to a CD or USB stick. Install the new HDD. Boot to the CD or USB stick where you burned the utilities. Use the utilities to "clone" your existing HDD to the new one.