Most 'Recovery Disc' are meant for system recovery on the same computer with the origional HD. Perhaps your main problem now is why the HD stopped while ghosting with Norton. Have you tried again ? Can you describe what actually happened ?
I have a 2 year-old HP PC with XP-Home. The original hard drive is failing. I purchased a new hard drive with the intent of moving everything to the new drive. I initially tried to run HP's System Recovery on the new drive but got a 'Cannot create User Partition error'. Can I run the Sys. Recovery on a new drive or only the original ? I also tried Norton's Ghost software to copy everything (incl. XP) to the new drive but that failed--old drive shut down in the process. Do I have to buy a new XP package ?