Why am I so frustrated with this? Perhaps after 27 straight hours of just the simple act of replacing my laptop's HD.... This has all worked before. Now...I am facing the Antichrist. Any exorcism or help would be much appreciated! I placed my new and larger HD into an external enclosure, then cloned the old drive onto it. I then physically switched drives and booted the computer without trouble. Now I am trying to take a clean disk backup I made in February, based on the size of the old HD, and trying to restore partitions onto the new disk, already installed into my laptop. This process worked several times before, when I redid my prior HD with a clean backup. If I try it through Windows, I get asked to reboot, or retry, or dismount the disk, or choose another disk. If I reboot, without the boot CD, I can navigate through my USB 2.0 External HD UNTIL I get to the archive's folder, which does not seem to contain the archive. If I do it by rebooting with my boot CD, I can find the archive on my external HD, but the HD list (after clicking 'Next') is empty. Huh? Any ideas? I have the latest version of 9.0, a freshly-burned CD, and don't know what to do next. Cheers!