I have searched for a fix on these boards and have been unable to find one yet, so I figured I would just put my problem out there. I purchased a new WD SATA drive and hooked up to the onboard connector. I did not have any issues installing windows on this drive nor did I have any issues using the WD DataLifeguard tools to copy drive partitions from my old dying drive to new partitions on the SATA. Once I got XP up and running, I attempted to manually copy other files over from my other IDE drive to one of the new partitions and the computer froze up. I restarted, tried again, and froze up again. After trying this several times, I decided to move on and install programs/games (all to SATA partitions.) I can play games, surf the net, pretty much do anything I want without it freezing. But as soon as I go back to trying to copy files from the SATA to the IDE drive it freezes up again. Another note of interest is that I setup a FTP server and connected to it through an FTP client, and uploaded (copied) the files from the SATA to the IDE drive without issues. Went back and tried to manually copy files again and it froze up almost instantly. Any help would be appreciated. SYS SPECS mobo - Chaintech SPT800 graphics - ATI Radeon 9600 pcu - Pentium 4 3.2ghz ram - 1.25gb (I think they are PNY) hdd - WD SATA 300mb/s 250gb (jumpers are set to run at 150mb/s due to mobo limit) - WD400BB (40gb IDE) not sure what else to list.