Does this mean I can't trust Acronis for disk recovery? I am trying to move the entire backed up disk contents of a sick sounding HD to a new one I´ve installed in my Thinkpad T22. Using an Acronis Home 9 boot disk I go to Restore Data Wizard > browse to the .tib back up saved on an external USB HD (D) > ¨Restore disks or partitions¨ > select Disk 1 to restore (C) > hangs with no progress to the next screen which should be Restored Hard Disk Drive Location. The Acronis boot recovery CD I'm using I made from another computer with another copy of Acronis but that is because this laptop can´t burn CDs and, anyway, it shouldn´t make any difference - aren´t the emergency boot CDs created equally? Acronis sees the new HD (I have formatted it); is there something else I need to do to it before Acronis will write to it? It seems to me that this is a classical example of the use of Acronis to utilize a backed up file (in this case the contents of my old C drive) to recover to a new HD before the that HD quits completely but I´m unable to do that. Thanks for the help.