Hi - I am curious if anyone has had any better luck with the Acronis Boot CD recovery process... I understand that it is quite a bit slower than within windows but the expected completion time to restore my operating system partition was 5 hours... In 5 hours I would be close to restoring the laptop to default settings with the recovery disk (30mins) and re-installing every program I own. granted I couldnt sleep through the process... Less than what I expected for my $50 Computer is Toshiba A100 dual core centrino Most recent build 3677 of Acronis Home Active partition restore from 17Gb backup to 30Gb partition Making the image was a breeze which made me happy to buy the software but restoring is scary slow. I guess its good that I hopefully won't need to use the backup very often... Sorry - enough bitching - I will eventually have a good system again I hope... and this way I dont have to download all the updates again so for next time... Is there a better way? should I have used a non-compressed format? just clone the drive?? Can I run a restore via USB/firewire from a windows machine?? Or is this just normal to take that long?