This is an issue that seems to have an endless supply of problems and solutions. I want to clone the 40G HD of my Thinkpad T30 to a 40G 3.5" PATA hard drive in a USB enclosure using TI9. Everything seems to go OK in the cloning, but when I take the laptop drive out and try to boot from the USB drive, all I get is a blinking cursor. I know there is a hidden recovery partition, but I've read TI9 clones that along with the rest of the stuff. Gone through the BIOS a hundred times, I can't see anything there that will change the situation. Am I really missing something big here? The more I read about it, the more confusing it gets. I'm ready to give up. Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated.