I have tried to restore my system 3 times during the past 12 months and I have never been successfull. I have used Acronis True Image 8.0 and 9.0. Neither one will restore my system. Each time I created the disk image, I also verified my backup was correct. That way I knew the backup was correct. My problem has to do with the restore procedures. When I attempt to do a restore, Acronis True Image wipes out my old disk image and then runs for about 15 seconds and then hangs my computer and just stops dead in its tracks. During the 15 seconds, I see the disk activity light is blinking, then it just stops. I have 2 DVD burners in my system and two SATA drives and a 3.2 Pentium 4 with 2Gb of memory. I thought this might be a problem, so I disconnected one DVD burner and one drive. Still no luck. Like I said, this is the third time I have been unable to restore my system, and this is the last time. I have waited for updates after updates and the software still does not work on my PC. This was your last chance, I am going elsewhere for a solution. I was a computer operator for two years, a programmer for 12 years and a systems analyst for 17 years. I also build my own PC's, so I am fairly proficient with computers. If I can't get it to work, how in the world is the average user suppose to use this software? I am very dissappointed in Acronis True Image.