|Could have just used the program that came with the new drive to move everything on one or more partitions. Not much use in a partition anymore unless bios or OS doesn't support it. And that is common.|
You should consider NTbackup also as part of your recovery toolbox.
"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10