This is a followup to a previous posting, True Image 11 Help and Understanding. I had made two image, one on an external HDD and the other on a DVD. I have had time now to try restoring the images. I will give you the step by step way I did it using the image on the external HDD. Then I tell the difference I saw restoring from the DVD. Opened TI, and Selected "Backup and Restore". Then selected "Restore". There I got the Welcome Screen and clicked Next. The "Backup Archieve Selection" Screen comes up to allow selection of the archieve that contains data to be restored. I browsed to where I had the image stored and highlighted the .tib file. The screen showed Disk 1 and all the partitions for that disk. Clicked Next. The Restoration Type Selection Screen comes up with 3 options. I selected "Restore disks or partitions". Clicked Next. The Partiton or Disk to Restore screen came up and I selected Disk 1, which selected all the partitions. Clicked Next. Started analyzing the partitons. Next Screen was Restored Hard Disk Drive Location. I selected Disk 1 and clicked Next. The Non-empty Destination Hard Disk Drive screen came up with two options: 1. Yes, I want to delete all the partitions on the destination hard drive before restoring. This option allows the activation of the Next button. 2. No, I do not want to delete the partitions. This option when selection does NOT give the Next button option. If this is selected I am stuck and go no further. So I selected the Option 1. Then the Next button. Again does some processing. The next screen is called "Next Selection" which says "Would you like to restore another partition or hard disk drive from the backup achieve?, with two options,: 1. Yes, I want to restore another partiton or hard disk drive. 2. No, I do not. I selected option 2 and clicked Next. The next screen is "Chose Restore Options with two options: 1. Use default options. 2. Set options manually. I chose Option 1, and clicked Next. The Restore Data Wizard screen comes up and shows the options selected, with the option to "Proceeded". Clicked Proceed button. Here you are required to reboot. Acronis screen came up and seemed to be restoring, but in less than 2 minutes, Windows rebooted and the image was NOT restored. I had put a file on C-drive that should have disappeared if image was restored. Next I decided to test the image on the DVD. I disconnected the external drive and put in the image DVD and started TI. The screens that came up with the DVD, were slightly different. After the "Disk to Restore" screen, I got a "Restored Partition Resizing" screen with two options: 1. Yes, I want to resize partitions 2. No, I do not want to resize partitions I chose Option 2 I was never asked about deleting any partitions. From here on, the screens were the same as when restoring from the external drive. When Acronis rebooted, the Acronis Loader started and the progress bars showed 12 minutes. Actually it only took about 7 minutes. When Windows rebooted, the image had been restored. Now for the confusion part: 1. How could I have done the restore any different with the external drive? 2. Why did the image with external drive fail (which is supposed to be the most reliable)?