Just began using TI Home v10... my first Acronis product. Two questions: 1. I have partitions C/D/E on one drive, F/G on a second drive. MS Windows XP Pro is on C. D-G are user data. Very straightforward arrangement. I have begun backing up C... always as a "partition/image archive". Anticipating my future need to restore partition C, I have ventured down the restoration wizard a bit.. and become confused. The wizard allows me to: - select the image archive (my partition C archive) - specify restoration type ("disk or partition") - partition or disk to restore (C, but MBR is also an option... see below) - specify restored partition location (C, of course) - specify restored partition type (active... it's for the OS) - specify restored partition size (same as before) - specify drive letter (C) - specify that I want to restore yet another disk or partition I assume that I should indeed go around again, this time picking up the MBR. When I do, it asks me to "Select a hard disk drive whose track 0 along with MBR you want to recover". The choices are my C/D/E drive and my F/G drive. What does this mean, exactly? The manual is quite unclear on this point. If I'm restoring the image of partition C right back to partition C, why does TI offer a choice of not only the C/D/E drive but also the F/G drive? Furthermore, was the MBR backed up inside the partition C archive... or does TI propose simply to rebuild the C/D/E MBR from scratch? I do understand a bit about MBRs... one per disk, partition table, boot code, etc. What I don't understand is whether MBRs are invisibly backed up, explicitly restored, simply rebuilt, etc. by TI Home. 2. When booting the "safe full" version of TI Home (I made my own bootable media, since I bought it online), it probes the USB and reports two identical minor errors ("USB device descriptor short read (expected 18, got 2)"). Then it times out for approximately 35-40 seconds... before launching and running correctly (my mouse is USB, for example, and it works fine). This 35-40 second timeout occurs every time I need to run the bootable TI. Can it be eliminated or shortened?