My new 2.5 sata hdd inside an external enclosure is no longer readable after cloning with ATI home 2009 I performed a clone onto the new drive from my existing internal 2.5hdd, and ever since that my computer cannot even read the new cloned hdd as a usb volume let alone boot from the new hdd. Relevant info: I have Acronis True Image home 2009 build 9646. I have windows vista 32bit premium running on hp dv6500t laptop. I have an internal 2.5 sata hdd (160gb). I am upgrading internal hdd from 5400rpm seagate to a newer 7200rpm western digital scorpio black "WD3200BEKT" hdd(320gb). I have the new wd scorpio drive mounted in an external usb enclosure which came with the drive What follows are the exact steps i performed before stumbling across these forums after I encountered my problem: The wd hdd was not initialized when i first plugged it in I first initialized the external hdd as "MBR" I then formatted the blank hdd as "nfts" Drive was formatted and I allocated one partition to the full drive labeled "F:"(320gb)>utilities>clone option from My internal drive has two partitions C:, 140gb which is system and D: which is hp recovery partition 8.6gb I started ATI and ran Tools>clone disk The clone source was my internal sata drive and the destination was the external usb F: I picked custom resizing of the partitions. I kept D: as same size 8.6gb and C: the remainder of the 291.4 gb available. ATI then prompted reboot of computer After reboot ATI was running in black screen with white text displaying progress. I kept checking progress which was somewhere around 92% after about 45 minutes When i returned screen was blank with nothing on it. I waited about a half hour then pressed power button on comp to restart comp Comp restarted and "acronis completed" flashed across the screen in white text. At this point the external usb was plugged in and the original internal drive was still in original boot position. Vista started normally and I decided to see what the external volume was labeled. Disk management could not find the disk.I was puzzled but assumed mb windows was confused with two drives trying to be labeled the same. I just assumed this was normal and shutdown my comp. I then placed new hdd into internal sata and completely removed old hdd. When I turned comp back on it could not find a media disk and something called pxe. I turned off comp and put the old drive back in. Everything works fine and thankfully vista loaded fine. I then plug in the new hdd back into the usb enclosure and plug into usb to see if i can detect it or any files on it. Windows detects the usb mass storage device, but does not detect any partitions or names or volumes. When i go into disk management vista cannot see the a labeled. It see it as "disk 1", but no volumes, no info, no files, no allocation NOTHING. I then decided I would just start over and try to re-initialize the disk then reformat it, since it couldnt even see an initialized disk. I was then planning on following the processes on these forums to backup. But I cannot even initialize the disk!?!? It says "windows i/o error" whenever i try to. I checked the ATI logs and it has two log entries with clone completed successfully. One entry was the start time, the second was the completion time. Can someone please help me?? I hope that the new 320gb drive i just bought is somehow able to be used or reformatted so I can try this process again the way it is mentioned here. I hope it did not just become toast. I cannot even initialize, view, reformat the disk in any way. I dont know what ATI did but the drive was working before and now it is not. I dont even care about the cloned info. I would like to just have a working drive at bare minimum before i start over.