troubleshooting Question

Controlled splitting of a large text file into smaller ones.

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I use VB script and I need to split a large text file containing c1000 records into 5 other files containing c200 records each in the same folder. The file content is as follows ...
@*@LOGDATE@*@:2006-11-20 14:58
@*@USERREF@*@:736351
@*@AFFECTEDTELE@*@:01392 410977
@*@AFFECTEDEXT@*@:285
Description:\n:
Textline 1
Textline 2
Textline 3
|END OF INCIDENT|
@*@LOGDATE@*@:2006-11-20 14:59
@*@USERREF@*@:736352
@*@AFFECTEDTELE@*@:01392 410977
@*@AFFECTEDEXT@*@:285
Description:\n:
Textline 1
Textline 2
Textline 3
|END OF INCIDENT|
@*@LOGDATE@*@:2006-11-20 15:00
@*@USERREF@*@:736353
@*@AFFECTEDTELE@*@:01392 410977
@*@AFFECTEDEXT@*@:285
Description:\n:
Textline 1
Textline 2
Textline 3
|END OF INCIDENT|

Most of the lines have delimiting text at the front but there are a variable number of text lines with no delimiter titles in the middle of each record. The |END OF INCIDENT| is the marker between records. So, the challenge is to split this file into no more than 200 from the larger file containing all of them. The file name could also contain the numbers of records included ie Incs1-199.txt, Incs200-399.txt etc.

VB scripts preferred but I can convert from VB if I have to.

Big points here (500) due to the urgency.  Many thanks.
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