XP Pro>Athlon 2800>1GB ram>C drive 40GB>D drive 200GB>Running TI (Help about says version 9.0, build 2,323). Several times in the past I've used TI to clone template drives to bare metal drives in a separate machine - no problem. Both drives would be 'guests' in a host machine running True Image. Last night I attempted to clone my 200GB D drive to a spare identical 200GB drive in my running system. The spare drive was in a bare metal state, ie unallocated, and connected to a spare IDE port (my Gigabyte board is RAID-able but I have it configured to use the two extra ports as IDE) I disconnected from my LAN and internet connection and turned off all unnecessary programs. I carried out my usual TI cloning procedure, including Manual settings, and opting to 'keep' the data on the 'old' drive. TI asked to reboot and the clone began. It took 5 hours to complete. As directed, when it finished I hit 'any key' and the computer switched off. I disconnected the 'guest' drive and rebooted. However, after the reboot, my heart stopped briefly when I discovered that my D drive was now empty. It seems that the TI process had wiped the source drive, in spite of me having specified otherwise. Fortunately, the cloning worked and the target drive is now in place as my D drive. But I'm really concerned that this occurred. If anything had gone wrong with the transfer of data to the target drive, I would have lost 150GB of very valuable data. My questions are: Has anyone else had this experience? Is it likely that I can run a recovery program to resurrect the original drive? Thanks.