I am another frustrated new user to Acronis, and appreciate any help I can get. I have tried 2 different ways to make a duplicate bootable hard drive and both have failed. First here's the scenario. I have a 100GB hard drive that I would like to make an exact copy of (which would be bootable). I have a USB drive and I have an "ultra bay" which is is a device which I can put a 2nd hard drive into, in place of the CD Drive on my laptop. I am using Acronis True Image Home 2009 on a Thinkpad T60. Attempt 1: I used the cloning feature, where I booted from the "Original HDD" and had a blank drive in the Ultrabay. Then I clicked "proceed" I got a pop-up telling me I will need to reboot and it very quickly tells me the task is completed and it shuts down. Upon reboot it gets passed the Thinkpad Logo Splash Screen and then goes black. After some attempts I can reboot the PC, but the Clone was not made. After reading multiple forums I tries disconnecting the USB drive and I disabled the HDD Power ON Password. Still would not work. Attempt 2: I used the Backup Feature to make a full backup with MBR to my USB Drive. The disk image was not 1 file but 19 separate tibs. Then I put the blank HDD in the main drive bay and booted using an Acronis Boot drive I made. Using the restore wizard I said to restore to the blank drive, to make it primary and to make it active. There was a also vague/poorly worded dialog box regarding where I think it was asking for the source of the MBR. The manual was mostly silent on this topic too. This may be the cause of the problem, but I said to pull the MBR from the USB drive (since that is where I backed it up to and the MBR of the current drive was blank). The restore took about 2 hours. I verified the copy but the hard drive does not boot. It gets as far the Thinkpad Splash screen and then has a flashing cursor in the upper left corner. Acronis may have renamed my new C: drive to something else. Is that the problem? If so, how do I fix? Is it the MBR issue above, and if so how do I fix? What am I missing here? I have read the manuals, the forums and it is still not working. HELP! I have read multiple posts on this forum and see that others have had a history of similar problems but I have not been able to glean a solution to my problem. Thanks in advance for you help!!