Acronis WD doesnt clone disk. Shows progress bar for a few secs and the reboots

HI. Just bought a 1TB WD drive. Trying to clone my existing windows 8 drive. The Acronis util starts the process, boots into its startup (which i presume is a linux env). The progress bar displays like its actually going to do something. Never adavnces. Boots back into windoze 8 with no error messages or nothing.

Wasted a lot of time just trying to swap boot drives. Frustrated. 

Spent another several hours downloading other possible solutions before my current main drive dies. thx

Try testing both source and destination drive before cloning.

How to test a drive for problems using Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Windows