Hi, I realize questions very similar to this have already been asked, but not quite the same, I think. I just purchased True Image Home 11, and used it to back up the 80 GB C: drive a PC. The PC runs Windows XP Pro (though this shouldn't matter), and has a hardware Raid (based on Promise 20276 chip) configured as Raid 1 (mirror). I made a True Image boot CD, on this computer, and used the "full version" of TI-11 running from the boot CD to make an image. I had the image stored on a NAS (Infrant ReadyNAS NV+), which is actually Linux based (similar, I believe to the full version of TI on the boot Cd); the NAS runs standard Samba-based windows networking. No errors making the image. Then I tried to validate the image. (I actually used a recent vintage laptop to do the validate, since I wish to test the disaster recovery scenario that my main PC has died and I need to recover data). I booted with the Acronis boot CD, again started the full version of TI-11, and ran validate. This fails about two-thirds of the way through, with the "corrupt archive" message. The failure is reproducible. So, I made a BartPE boot CD (which requires a certain amount of techical experience), and installed the Acronis BartPE plug in. I booted the laptop with the BartPE CD, and did a validate. And the very same .tib file that fails to validate with the Acronis boot CD, validates fine with BartPE. In fact, the validate process runs twice as fast as with the Acronis boot CD. I've but in a tech support request, but it's sill waiting to be answered. The Question: obviously, I can always use the BartPE disk. but can I trust the archive file I made should my main PC, or it's RAID system, fail, and I need to do a real disaster recovery?