I was having trouble getting images (my pics and home movies that I had uploaded from older (2002) video tapes to show and/or play. I realized that the hard drive probably wasn't bad after all. I installed windows over the old copy on the old drive, have all my files, pics and videos working fine now. The old drive is a 500GB drive.....my new drive is 1TB. I only paid $10 more the extra 500 gigs, so I'm thinking I will format it and use it as a backup drive. Now what I need is advice on how to set up the drive. Should I partition it and use Norton Ghost to back up the current drive and use part of it for storage. I'm learning a ton about computers, so I really don't have that much knowledge. Advice would be much appreciated.