I’m trying to clone my desktop’s boot drive into a new, larger drive and can’t get it to recognize the new drive’s extra space. I first tried this using Apricorn’s cloning software, which I had previously used successfully to clone my laptop’s boot drive into a new, larger drive. But when I tried it on my desktop, my system saw the new cloned drive as being the same size as my original boot drive; the remaining space was unallocated. I tried several methods to extend the partition into the remaining space (diskpart.exe, Hitachi Feature Tool), but none worked. Someone in a Dell forum said they’d had better luck using ATI to take an image of the whole boot drive and then restore it to the new drive, instead of cloning. So I DL’d the trial version of ATI Home and tried this, but got the same result. Next I saw a post here describing how to manually get ATI to resize partitions during a restore. But when I selected the main partition of my boot drive to restore, ATI gave a Partition Error message, saying the file record was corrupted and the partition size couldn’t be changed. I had run CHKDSK on my boot drive before taking the image, but I repeated the whole procedure again -- ran CHKDSK (it found some file index errors), took the image, but when I selected the main partition to restore, I got the same Partition Error message again. I don’t know what else to try. I’ve read about the problem caused by MediaDirect and Dell’s HPA, but (1) this is a desktop Dell (XPS Gen II), and my understanding is the problem only applies to laptops, and (2) I’ve never seen anything called MediaDirect on this PC. Can anyone suggest any other alternatives I might try to clone my 120GB boot drive into my new 500 GB HD and not have the system see it as only having 120 GB? Or things I could troubleshoot to narrow down the problem?