Well it all started from the last thread http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=220911&highlight=compress The compression never worked properly. Basically I ended up changing some configuration settings (boot priority) which made me think my OS installation was messed up, so I tried to do an image restore with Acronis True Image Home 11 and it said my image was corrupt please select another one. So I tried the very first (and most important) image of my pc which was just after the reload with all the programs and games and windows updates installed, and it said it was corrupt as well. I tried with full and safe mode. Luckily I did not lose my entire partition. This is about the last straw with me and this software because I had another computer which I tried to make a simple image but it was always corrupt. I always verify backups each and every time I backup and it passes. So my bottom line of this software seems to be, it attempts compression but does not check compression afterwards to see if it applied and simply gives a message "Backup operation completed successfully." And it creates backups and verifies them successfully even though they are in fact corrupt and unusable which defeats the purpose of verification. I never thought in a million years I would be considering using Norton Ghost, but im just so disappointed in Acronis. I really expected more. Anyone else share my issue? Or can anyone explain to me why it is preforming so poorly?