I have review reviewed up to p. 8 of this forum and have found similar posts that speak to my particular problem, however the operative word here is “similar.” Also, I have read the “review before you post” Again, none of the suggestions speak to my particular problem. I am trying to recover/ clone from a verified backup, which is located on my external hard drive. The hard drive is connected to my box via a USB cable to a PCI slot connected to a new mobo. The new mobo is a Asus P5ND2 SLI with Dual Cores (3.0 GB). I have checked the BIOS settings and they appear not to be having conflict with the way I have my drives set up as in the “Master and Slave” configuration. This recovery process was brought about by a failed Master hard drive. The old hard drive was a Western Digital 250GB. The new hard is the same make of WD hard drive, but the drive is 360GB in size. The Slave hard drive is a Maxtor 20GB. I have run full diagnostics on both drives resulting in non-fault outcomes on either drive. I am not having problems booting from the ATI rescue disk or the latest build download. I have used 10.0 and 10.4942. I have tried a great many of combinations to recover/ clone the .TIB to the correct hard drive; and therein lay the problem. In regard to all of my attempts, only a couple of outcomes are dissimilar, but what happens time and time again is that the back up file wants to disregard the drive name configuration and write information to the wrong drive. The ATI/ backup file is changing the drive name (not the drive letter) of the Master hard drive to the name of the slave and writing the information of the .TIB file (slave information) to the 360GB hard drive. I know this because. I did a fresh install of XP back to the C: (Master) and upon review of the files. All of the files, which at one time only resided on the D: (Slave) can now be found in the same location of the Windows folder on the C: drive. Another way to describe this outcome is by saying the C: drive has the name of the slave, which is “sec--- ------“ the partition is 20GB (partitioned space I allocated for XP Pro) and an unallocated space of about 278GB. The D: drive has no name and a unallocated space of around 19.? GB. In regard to the way ATI behaves. The program does not necessarily hang up but it does seem to get to a point where it seems stuck recalculating how much time it is going to take to complete. I have had completion times as high as 9-hours to 24-days, which is unacceptable. Do you have any words or thoughts about my particular issue? I have not contacted ATI support at this point, but plan on doing so if my efforts here do not return results. I have created the report.text for your private review.