I'm replacing my the hard drive in my laptop going from a 40g to 120g hard drive. I believe I might have left out a crucial step somewhere which is keeping me from recovering the clone image from the new disk. I placed the new hd in an enclosure and used True Image 11 to clone the original drive to the new hd. At this point I wonder if I should have created a backup to aid in recovery. The recovery process asks for a .tib file and I don't have one. The cloning process seems successful as I can see the files on the new drive using the restore wizard but again I don't have any .tib file and the computer doesn't boot from it as it can't find the operating system. I have been reading posts on the forum for much of the day and have not found any similar issue to mine. I think I am very close to a successful recovery just too much of an novice at this point to nip it in the bud. From my readings, I have thought about putting my old hard drive in the enclosure and proceeding to cloning to the new hard drive installed. However, I am tired of probing and want to get this done the right way. There is a lot of information about recovery from a backup and I have not seen anything about recovery from cloning. Hopefully this is a newbie mishap and not a idiotic mistake. I am going to give it a break and allow time for replies before attempting clone number two as I mentioned above. Help!!!!