I have always used Acronis for cloning.
I cloned the HDD and now I can use the computer in Safe Mode, but not in real mode.
After about 2 - 3 minutes, it goes to grey screen.
The little HD light is on solid and nothing I do will make it go back to windows.
I can use it now in the Safe Mode all day long, but try and go to real mode, no dice.
Now if I go to real mode abut 2 or 3 times in a row it will work for about 15 -45 minutes.
I am not doing anything special when it does it. I can not reproduce it with any combination of opening software, moving mouse or anything else.
I don't mind using Safe Mode, but I can't watch my movies because of no sound.
I don't want to reformat it just because I have what I need installed on it with a bunch of little programs that i could never find again. On top of that, my product code for Windows 7 is only if I am upgrading from Vista. So I have to Install Vista, then install Windows 7.
Just a pain.
Now if some one knows how to reinstall Windows 7 without deleting my programs, that would be wonderful. It would make my life a lot easier.
Thanks to all that have helped!!!