Using Acronis True Image 9.0 Home software, I tried to clone my C: drive to my external WD My Book 500 gig firewire drive. I also tried to clone to an internal 400 gig drive, neither of which worked. I used the Automatic Clone selection for both attempts. The process proceeds until I get a drop-down button selection to Restart the computer, then all of a sudden an error message pops up which says, "Operation Has Been Cancelled" and then the system automatically reboots. Upon system restart nothing has been cloned to the backup drive. When I say "backup" the C: drive on my computer I don't mean to create some archive type files or zip files. I want to see in the backup with exactly the same directory structure I see when I look at my C: drive. Also, one other question: Why does the software have to completely delete everything that is already on the backup drive. Why can't it just put the backup data into a sub-directory or create another partition in which to put the backup data? I hope I don't have to first take a course in Rocket Science 101 at Yale. That would interfere with attending my AA meetings and hanging out in bars drinking good booz. Any help would be appreciated. I can be contacted directly at Raper@Raper.com Thanks to anyone who can help.