I have a Dell Dimension 4700 desktop with a single Maxtor Diamondmax 9 160Gig SATA drive. I purchased a Maxtor Diamondmax 10 160Gig Sata 2 drive as a backup. I decided to use TI 9 to backup my main drive's C: partition and restore it to my new drive, thus simulating the loss of the main drive and testing the recovery procedure. I used the BIOS setup to disable the main drive and enable the virgin drive. I changed the boot sequence to my internal CD drive and booted with the Acronis rescue disk. I successfully made an image of my C: drive to a third (USB) drive and verified. I then restored the MBR and track 0 and the image to the new drive. All operations were successful. I then changed the boot sequence to boot from the new drive. The result was a boot failure with the following message: "Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware." Not being a computer technical whiz I am now lost. The only thing I did not do was to install the new disk using Maxtor's "Maxblast4" software. I assumed TI 9 would look after initialising the drive and it appears to have done so. Any help greatly appreciated.