Recently, my Panasonic DVR started making disc noises that from my experience are a prelude to failure. I took the disc out of the machine, finding an ordinary looking Maxtor 100GB disc. My intnetion was to get an image of this disc so that I could then do a repair when it became necessary. I had been looking around the web and found no references to Panasonic, but I did notice Pioneer users having difficulty because Pioneer would not give out a system load for people to use. Simply send in your unit please and WE will replace the disc. I got basically the same response from Panasonic by email. I have tried another disc, but there is obviously some code on the panasonic disc, because this would not do a complete boot. Now, I have taken the disc onto my desktop, and found it to be logged on by the bios, but invisible to Windows. This made me think some variation of unix. But, when I booted to the Acronis CD, it shows up as "unallocated". So, it must be a house built system Panasonic uses. But, what I find is that Disc director and True Image will not copy the disc or cretae an image. Is there some way to get around this?? It would seem that what I want to copy may not make sense to True Image, but could there not be some way to simply make an image anyway? If anything, this would be a good selling point for Acronis. Just do a google on - DVR disc replace.