Hello Everyone. I have a new laptop and was trying to transfer files over when I decided that using the old computer's internal Western Digital hardrive with an enclosure case would be a better idea because 1. I don't want to overload my laptop hardrive with my old "junk." and 2. I have more files on the old Western Digital than can fit on the laptop's hardrive. This will work only if I don't have to reformat the hardrive for Windows XP as the new laptop is a Windows XP system and the old tower is Windows 98 SE. Do I have to format the hardrive and delete all of the information on it to be able to use it with Windows XP? If I do eventually go with the external hardrive enclosure plan, (which probably will not work as it is due to the different ways that Windows 98 SE and XP manage their files, right?), I still want the old tower to be able to work. For that I have an older Maxtor that was used with the tower until the Western Digital was installed. Now, however, the Maxtor will not show up within the Windows 98 SE device manager or within Partition Magic. In the Windows 98 device manager I see that under Hard disk controllers there is an exclamation point beside Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo). Sometimes the Maxtor will show up in the BIOS as strange symbols, then sometimes it refuses to show up at all. I am trying to start the old tower up as Primary: Western Digital Hard Drive, Secondary: Maxtor Hard Drive/Toshiba DVD-ROM. I have also tried disconnecting the Western Digital and installing Windows 98 SE/formatting the Maxtor with Window's own utility, but I received an error. Would using Maxtor's PowerMax diagnostic program help? I am trying to run it... but it refuses to install to any of my floppies in the A:\ drive in the tower. The laptop doesn't have a floppy drive. I thought that I could run the program on the laptop and burn the PowerMax files to cd and access them in DOS, but the program is written so that it only writes to a floppy disk. Any advice that you guys could give is appreciated.