DAHHH I JUST TYPED UP THREE PARAGRAPHS AND THEN THEY DISPEARED
Ok..... after I have settled somewhat down, I will retype the entire frickin thing...
I have a file with all my specs on my now useless PC, but after looking around I have determined that I have a:
"WD5000KSRTL 500GB SATAII
SERIAL ATA /300 HD
16MB BUFFER , 7200 RPM"
which is this I believe: Amazon.com: Western Digital WD5000KSRTL/WD5000AAKS Caviar 500 GB SATA Hard Drive: Electronics
I am glad to supply you with any other specs.
I would like to re-install, but coming back up from scratch and re-installing everything back over again is such an utter hassle, especially considering that for once I was fully pleased with my windows configuration since I switched over to 7.
If there is no risk in using an image and or ghost then I would rather do that and find out if the files have been corrupted from there as I am currently going on vacation, and with school having started recently I am out of much time. However, I would only do this if at any point I could easily completely erase everything on the new HD and start from scratch.
I am currently copying my entire Users file to my external hard drive.
Also, is there any true difference between Cloning and Imaging other than the middle man of the external hard drive?