I have Windows XP Pro fully updated and running AvG Pro fully updated for antivirus protection. I have Roxio EMC8 fully updated for burning software including Drag-to-Disk. I have to two HHDs: Master = 20gb, with 3 partitions C-Drive has only the XP installed D-Drive is for Programs Files E-Drive is all data Slave = 250gb, with 3 partitions and only has data on it. I have Acronis TI 9 installed. A rescue disk has been created sucessfully I think LOL. First I created an image (full disk) for only the Master Disk and stored it on one of the slave drive partitions. This produced one file for the archieve. I then had TI to run check archieve. Here when it completed, it only said that operation was complete, NOT if it was good or bad. Second I created an image (full disk), using defaults for only the Master Disk and burned this to a DVD+RW. I had expected problems with a +RW disk, but if I chose to use default options for the backup archieve, there was no problem. On the DVD, it created two (files), even though there were 3 partitions (third partition was empty). I had TI to run the check archieve for both images and again said only that it was complete, NOT good or bad. Third I tried to creat an image (and setting TI to verify the archieve), as I did with the DVD+RW using a DVD-RW. I got the following warning: W000400011: Please insert the media marked "Volume 1". Press Retry when ready or Press Cancel to cancel the operation. ONly the Cancel would do anything. I tried the DVD-RW again, this time using the defaults to for creating the backup and got this message: E00040010 Device is busy, Click Retry to continue or Press Cancel to cancel the operation. There was third option to Format. The only option that did anything was the Cancel. After thinking about it, I assume that DVD-RW disks have to be formatted. Is this correct? At any rate, thinking I had two good images, I installed a couple programs and rebooted. I then proceeded to restore the Disk Image that was stored on my slave drive. After making my restore selections, TI rebooted into the restore manage mode. Again I made my selections and at the last step, it asked if I wanted to delete the partitions on the destination drive or NOT. The NOT, would not let me proceed, so I selected to delete the partitions. This IS NOT a good idea. When the restore procedure started, it said the archive I created on my slave HHD, was corrupt. WOW, how can that be? IT was was checked. The question is, why can't the disk be restored without deleting the partitions? To reiterate: 1. How can the image archieve created be corrupt if it was checked? 2. Should I have made image archieves for each of the 3 partitions instead of the whole drive? This is for the archieve saved to the HDD. 3. With an image created on a DVD+RW, how should the Drag-to-question be answered when the image has been created? 4. Does a DVD-RW have to be formatted? If so, should I name it "Volume 1"? 5. What happened to the 3rd file when the archieve was created on the DVD+RW? 6. How do I get around the "Delete partition" question when restoring archieves? 7. When the archieve is check, why does it NOT say good or bad? Right now I want to be able to creat a backup for my Master HD, and have confidence that it will work when needed. I am having problems getting to that stage. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.