I'm running XP Pro SP2 on a 120GB IDE drive, and I want to clone it to a new 160GB SATA drive on a ASUS A8N-E mobo that has nVIDIA4 chipset. I do not have any RAID, but I do intend to go to that later. The IDE master drive has a primary partition (FAT32) containing Drive C: , and extended partition (FAT32) that contains three logical drives, and one hidden partition used for backups. I have created a bootable Rescue CDROM disk, and I booted from it. I'm able to see my IDE master drive, and my new SATA drive. I was able to select them as source & destination drives. I chose to keep data on IDE master. I chose Manual cloning to specify partition sizes. Then I proceeded to set partitions sizes. Then I proceeded to have the cloning started. The next screen appeared to show progress of the first procedure (copy C: partition to new SATA drive), and nothing would appear in either progress status bars. The HD light on computer was a steady on with no flickering, and I waited about 2-3 minutes. When I saw that nothing was happening, I cancelled the whole cloning process. Neither progress bar showed any activity at all. I did this cloning process a second time and got the same results. What is preventing the first cloning procedure to start? Thanks.