I could find no mention, in your documentation, stating that: "if the whole disk is not backed up, then no MRB is copied." Therefore, you cannot restore your image to a new drive. If you backed up your MBR & Partition tables before hand, using other party software, then you are in good shape to restore your image by restoring the MRB & Partition Tables. If not, you are in deep trouble!! THIS INFORMATION SHOULD BE PLAINLY STATED IN YOUR HELP SCREENS SO THAT A BLIND MAN COULD SEE IT! I'll bet that there are many users backing up single "system" partitions on a multi-partitioned drives and think they are safe. What a surprise they will get when a new HD fails to boot! Acronis: Please make the above perspicuous to all users. Also, give an option to save MBR's as "Drive Image" once did, if possible. Thank God for this forum, where I found this out and that I did not have a failure on my multi-partitioned Disk 1. This means, if you have two HD's, then Disk 1 should be a small drive 20-40 gig (for the OS.) Your second drive can be the big one. If you have only one big drive, the backups will be a long process. The users in this forum are more sophisticated than some poor guy who just bought the program and assumed it would solve his problem of backups. Poor Communication and an inability to put yourself in the other fellows shoes is at the root of this problem-it goes on to much these days!