Were both hard drives installed inside the computer? The Acronis that Disk wizzard uses will clone pretty well. I have used it several times without issue. It should not have affected your old hard drive. Which hard drive is set to boot first in your bios? When it said to reboot did you reboot into the new hard drive or the old one. As I recall, the actulal clone process occurs during startup. Use the 1 time boot menu and boot into your new hard drive. See if that helps.