I have researched and read a fair bit in order to solve this challenge, including the User's Guide (both 8.0 version and 9.0 version) , and I still cannot find any answer. I am using Acronis True Image version 8 (build 937) , Windows XP home edition on a Dell Dimension 3000 desktop computer. My challenge : Cannot restore image(s) (i.e. those .tib files that I created ) stored in secondary master drive (let's call it drive 2 ) to new primary master drive (let's call it drive 1) . Once upon a time, when I have just reinstallled the Windows XP home edition and sundry drivers and softwares on my old internal primary master drive (i.e. old drive 1) before the drive went bust (last month) , I created about 5 different .tib image files along the reinstallation process, each .tib image file contains more reinstalled softwares than the preceding .tib file. And I stored all these 5 .tib files in drive 2. So I have made a full image archive of my entire 'Disc 0' [the equivalent of 'My Computer']. In fact, I created five .tib image files of this entire 'Disc 0' , at varying degrees of software reinstallation. I reckoned if I needed to restore images from drive 2 to drive 1 , I have 5 different .tib files to choose from , each of these archives contains more reinstalled softwares than the preceding .tib file. Each archive is a 'full' backup of drive 1. Before you ask, yes, I did test restoring each of the 5 .tib image files from drive 2 to my old drive 1. I test restored each of them by booting my computer up using an Acronis bootable rescue CD. So here is my proof that each of this .tib image file does work. A few months later, old drive 1 is out of order. Dell sent me a replacement hard drive ( different brand ; same number of gigabytes ). After setting up the new hard drive as master drive (i.e. new drive 1; made sure jumper in right place), pressed F12 upon starting up computer and change the boot sequence to reading from CD/DVD drive first. Inserted Acronis bootable rescue CD , going through the same old procedure of restoring from a particular .tib file in drive 2 to new drive 1. In other words, using the bootable CD, I went through the whole procedure of choosing which .tib file to restore to new drive 1..... A couple of minutes later, Acronis said operation is successful , meaning the image has been restored to new drive 1. Restarted computer, and computer refused to go to Windows desktop. This is totally unexpected, as far as I am concerned. What am I missing? Here is the message I received from my Dell computer after restarting computer: "Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware. Please check the Windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information." Why a replacement master drive of different brand would fail to get an image file restored? I am very very very sure the old drive 1 , if it was not out of order, would have no problem getting restored from any one of the 5 .tib image files that I previously created. I have done quite a bit of homework. But nobody seems to be advising about the procedure to use in restoring .tib image to a brand new master drive from a slave drive (that only has .tib files and has no operating system . ) The closest and best thing I have read is http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=137549&highlight=restore replacement hard drive Rhoda in that post is asking the same question. The only difference is she is asking about her laptop and her external master drive; whereas I am asking about the two master drives in my Dell desktop computer. Additional information: I had kept things simple for myself , i.e. I made no partition or MBR changes to my old drive 1 before I created my 5 Acronis image archive. Whatever extra partitions there are were created by the Windows XP operating system CD provided by Dell. I am not an expert , so if possible please provide a step by step instruction. Thank you very very very much.