It all began when trying to use Acronis True Image 6 and then 7, which i believe to be the best imaging tool ever! (even better than Sy***tec Gh*st for Wind*ws XP_PE. BootCDs, Secure Zone and running True Image 6/7 after rebooting from within Wind*ws have always failed on my HP Pavili*n 43*0series notebook, which is due to the BIOS not dealing good with ACPI... As a work around, as mentionned by Acronis support, you may press F11 key while the "Starting Acronis Loader..." message is displaying and enter "acpi=off noapic" parameter to change the way the kernel loads. In the command prompt, type "product" then Enter and True Image LOADS & RUNS! While the "Starting Acronis Loader...", enter "acpi=off quiet" parameter and your bootcd/secure zone/TI after reboot LOADS & RUNS normally!!!