Most users know that TrueImage8 fails to clone properly from within Windows XP when using an external USB2 drive because after the required reboot TrueImage 8 fails to detect the attached external USB2 drive generating the "Error: Disk Not Found" message. My own workaround that seems to work reliably every time is to ignore TrueImage8's advertised ability to clone while running under Windows and instead, to boot from the TrueImage8 Rescue CD and THEN select the cloning function. It always recognizes the external USB2 drive and works properly. Yesterday, I attached a brand new never-cloned-to hard drive mechanism (using my same old USB2 enclosure) and while running under Windows XP I selected cloning. After the restart, TrueImage8 recognized the attached external USB2 drive and completed the cloning successfully. What a surprise! Just for the halibut, I decided to try the same thing again after I had run my computer for awhile. I shut down the machine, rebooted and tried to clone to the same external USB2 hard drive mechanism but this time, after the restart, cloning failed with the all-too-familiar message "Error: Disk not found". Here's my conclusion: Cloning to a never-before-cloned-to hard drive mechanism mounted in an external USB2 enclosure works from within Windows the FIRST time you do it. After that first time, cloning from inside Windows is hit-or-miss (mostly miss) and very frustrating because of the failure to detect the external USB2 hard drive 90% of the time. I tried the same thing with another brand new never-cloned-to-before hard drive mechanism and it worked the FIRST time but failed on successive attempts. This tells me that TrueImage8 is either writing something to the CLONED-TO hard drive mechanism that makes successive attempts to detect it flakey OR TrueImage8 is retaining something in its own Windows installation that makes any subsequent attempt to clone to that previously cloned-to mechanism flakey. Food for the Acronis software engineers thought. Start chewing, fellas...... and come up with a long overdue solution, please.