I run ( XP prof. ) the lastest Acronis True Image Home ( trial ) version. Since I'm fed up with all Ghost problems I am eager to buy this Acronis prog but I encounter two problems : 1: At the end of restoring the system partition ( thru sector by sector restore as well as thru restore disk or partion ) the Loader flips into a sort of DOS-like environment, out of which no escape is possible, whichever " HELP "command line command I tried ( even ctrl-alt-delete doesn't do any job ). A frightening kernel message " system going down !! " appears and the CAPS and SCROLL leds on my keyboard start blinking continuously ( apparently as an urgent warning.. ) I have to turn the computer power button off. Remarkably, after reboot, the restore process ( " overwrite existing files ") seems to have worked OK ( the Registry seems perfectly restored and all intentionally deleted programs are there again with the proper Registry HKEY_'s entries ) but this oddly flipping Acronis Loader still worries me. Please advise. 2: After byte by byte cloning my ( properly bootable ) system partion disk to a second disk, the cloned disk ( which does indeed represent a perfect clone of the original ) is not bootable whereas the Help file states that a clone disk is bootable if the original disk is bootable. Please advise. Thanks for any comments.