Hi, Last night I cloned my Sata hard Drive (250 GB) to a larger one (400 GB) in Vista using the latest Acronis software. When I disconnect the original and reboot, the clone will advance to a screen stating "preparing your desktop". After a few minutes a plain blue screen appears and that is as far as it will go. However, if I leave the original drive hooked up the cloned drive will boot and work perfectly. I tried booting up the clone to the Vista Install DVD and clicking on the "Start Repair" without effect. My goal is to have the clone drive work independently so I can then use the original as a data disk. Any ideas will be appreciated!