I experienced a lot of frustation trying to migrate an Windows XP (SP2) NTFS laptop drive to another drive in a USB enclosure. I imagined all kinds of problems that were causing it but nothing worked. Everytime I completed the migration and put the drive into my laptop the laptop would get past the BIOS boot screen and just hang with a black screen. I tried a Windows XP recovery console 'fixboot' and 'fixmbr' on the drive and it still wouldn't boot - but I could see all the files and mounted as a second drive on a running machine it all checked out fine (I did a full chkdsk on it to make sure). In the end I discoverd if I put the new drive into the laptop and the old one in my USB enclosure and migrated the USB drive to the new one in the laptop then it worked just fine. The machine would boot right up with no problems. Is this a known problem for Migrate Easy or is there some Windows XP step needed to make a drive in the first instance work? I'm using the October '04 version of MigrateEasy 6.0 that you currently have on your update downloads page.