Hi, I have had the strangest experience. My 160G Western Digital SATA Hard Disk which housed my OS, had some software issues. I had made an image two days ago on my 250G Seagate HDD and restored it to a spare 120G Hitachi PATA HDD. This was done via True Image 8 in Windows. Upon completion, i had set the Western Digital not to be bootable form the BIOS, and shifted the boot priority of the Hitachi PATA HDD above the WD (old HDD). Upon booting, there were white bars at the bottom of the screen after the POST screen. Using my Windows XP Home Edition CD, i ran recovery console and ran fixmbr and bootcfg /rebuild, adding the installation on the new HDD. After this, it was successful and i manged to logon to Windows. Now, this is what puzzles me. During restoration, i had set the Hitachi HDD (disk to be restored to) as ACTIVE and as G:. 1. I had imagined that after bootup, since i was booting from this drive (Hitachi, new HDD), it would become C:. Am i right? Because when i looked into explorer, my old HDD was still as C:. And My Documents, all pointed to the directory from C:? 2. Is it possible that you booted from 1 HDD but ran windows from another HDD? I am confused on this part. I.E, is it possible that i am running windows from G: (Hitachi) and yet the rest of the applications is running from C: (the old WD HDD) 3. I have noticed that if i disconnected my SATA WD HDD (the old HDD), i am unable to logon (no user account appears in the windows logon screen.) 4.While using the recovery console, the drives appear as C: and D:. Yet in windows they appear as C: and G:. Also, how i know which drive is C: and which is D: in the recovery console? Is there any way to set it? Thanks for reading my post. I think i lack the appropriate knowledge to tackle the issue. Please advise me.