I bought a new larger hard, installed it and set out to clone it using TI10. I selected manual mode, select the source and destination drives and elected to keep the data and size the partitions proportionally. When I click proceed it INSTANTLY tells me I need to reboot, so I click OK and the computer reboots. On startup Acronis does some partition validation (or something like that) and within seconds tells me that it is done and my disk has been cloned. It says to press any key to shut down but that doesn't work, I have to turn the power off manually. I thought something was odd as there was no way roughly 300GB of data was copied (or cloned) in a matter of seconds. Sure enough, I turned off my PC and disconnect my original drive. Upon boot up with the new drive I get a message that the drive isn't bootable. I reconnected everything to try the process again and Acronis sees the new drive as unpartitioned space. In other words it's still empty and untouched. I tried cloning with the same settings once more, but ended up with the same empty drive. I've got the manual in front of me, so I know I am doing it right, so then why isn't it working? I've read some other threads here that discourage cloning in favor of some sort of restoration. The only question I have with that is that I was surprised to see that my original physical disk has two hidden partitions; one is 55MB (EISA Configuration), and the other is 4.64GB (Primary Partition). I have no idea what they are but I did notice the cloning was going to attempt to create them proportionally on the new drive. What are they, and do I need them? If I migrated to my new hard drive via the restoration method (or whatever it is called), they are surely not included in my weekly back-up of C: Thanks! -Brad PS - If it matters I am running Vista SP1 PPS - Sorry for being so long-winded.