Hello, Could anyone here please answer the following question(s)? I wanted to clone the internal drive of a laptop that didn't boot anymore (blue screen, MBR problem?). That laptop ran on Win XP Home (German), latest SP was installed. Bought a new Vista laptop and, because a leading German comp mag said ATIH 11 was best, Acronis True Image 11 Home. Installation went fine. Tried to clone the "old" HD and made very sure by ticking the right boxes in ATIH that the source HD would keep all its data. First run was aborted automatically after a lot of bad sectors couldn't be read from the 1st partition of the old HD. Tried a second run with manually hitting "Ignore" a lot, which ran thru to the end. Fine, I thought. Yesterday, I wanted to work with the old HD in order to try and repair the (MBR?) damage. But I found out the source HD, that originally sported 2 partitions, had obviously been formatted (?) by ATIH. It is now absolutely blank and it was given the name "free" *lol* for its now one and only partition ... The target HD is fine, seems to be the clone I had wanted to create. BUT I still have only one HD with data on it. Now I could try and clone the new one again by using ATIH, of course, but I fear that I will get, again and at best, just one HD containing data - instead of two. I had explicitly allowed ATIH to create new partitions on the TARGET drive but made sure the box "Keep data" was ticked for the SOURCE drive. And now, finally, my question: (1) Is there any way to recover the data on the old (source) HD or has ATIH 11 "shredded" all that data in the process I've described above? Another question of mine would be: (2) Do you know of any (free) program that would do the job I want to have done: Getting TWO HDs with exactly the same data on them? (Must frankly say I don't trust ATIH 11 anymore after that experience. At least I still have one HD with data. But for that result there would have been no need to shell out 45 euro for ATIH 11, I gather ... And because I'm of the curious kind: (3) Could it have been wrong from the start to use a Vista system trying to clone an XP system drive? (Both the source and target drives were on USB ports, btw.) Thank you in advance for any helpful hints.