Thanks for the reply! I found a Solution to the problem. I used Data Lifeguard tools to format the drive for A Windows XP install (that was the latest version of windows it would let me pick). Next I put in the Windows 7 disk and the drive was detected as a 129 gig drive with 11 gigs of unallocated space. I deleted the volume, made a new one that formatted out to 139.7 gigabytes. I exited the windows installation program Loaded Acronis and cloned the other drive, all worked well.
In hind sight I'm sure I could have done it without the windows installation. Meaning that I could have booted the computer after I did the format with Data Lifeguard. Then used the windows Disk manager to fix the unallocated space and then ran Acronis. I'm not sure why It had to be such an adventure to begin with. Do you Have any clues as to why? This thread is solved. I am running Win7 64 on the drive.
Also, is there a way to mark this thread "solved"?
Edited by reddwarf1387, 20 December 2009 - 05:49 PM.