Hi there, I have 2 machines, one running XP Pro with 2 GB of physical memory & other running Vista Home Premium with 4 GB of memory. The sizes of the hard disk/ partitions are different too. I use Disk Director Suite 10 & True Image 11. Use boot media for partitioning, imaging & restoration……learnt it from Norton Ghost the advantages of hot imaging vs. cold. Have no issues with DD & partition creations & have no issues as to image creation. It’s the image restoration I have queries about: 1. Created an image of XP Pro, size on hard disk was 12.5 GB, size of the .tib image was approx 5.69 GB, but when image was restored to the same drive/partition the size was 11.4 GB on the disk/partition? 2. Use the same boot media for Vista there when I restore an image & run CHKDSK the Windows Vista logo on the top black screen disappears? Am I having these issues cause of the following reasons? a. Using the same Rescue boot media on 2 machines with different hardware specs, like memory? b. Does one need to have separate Rescue boot media for both the machines or can one work on both? c. While performing a CHDSK on XP Pro the Microsoft Windows XP logo doesn’t disappear but it does in Vista? d. Why does the size of the restored image which was 12.5 GB decrease to 11.4 GB the moment the image is restored? Hoping to hear from you smart people, Thanks.