|timkthomas what you write is a conflict in operations.|
You do not create partitions when cloning.
You do not "copied my original HD bit-by-bit "
Cloning takes a picture of your drive and then placing that image on another disk. Good clone software allows you to expand the picture [image] to include all the space.
Restoring an image overwrites any partitions created. Which leads us to a few questions;
did you copy or did you clone?
why is there a 5gb partition? Did this exist on the previous drive?
Post the results of a chkdsk of the large partition for review.