Have managed to complete the cloning the EaseUS worked perfectly and so quickly ans simply.
My last problem is that using the cloned drive as the machine main now as it is so much quieter than the old drive is that on boot the screen stays for every long time at the blue one with Dell and machine name on it.
It then goes to a black screen that asks me to hit F1 to retry bot which it does without a hitch. Now I cannot work out why this is happening as I have set the drive as the boot device in the BIOS - well I hope in the right order - so any thoughts please on what is happening.
I know the very boot it said detected new hardware - could it be just a driver
For info the old drive was a Maxtor 40GB one and this "new" drive a Maxtor 60 GB one of approx the same vintage.