I have a 21gb drive C, run WinXP, and use Acronis 8.0 A few weeks back, I used my full disk image backup on my external USB drive g to restore drive C after a crash. It took 12hrs to complete the restore. The restore came out pretty good---not perfect---but not bad. A few missing data files and email files. I made a mental note to inquire about the length of time to do the restore. Is this normal? While I've been doing the periodic backups, those prior ones took approx 25 mins ea. Right now, I'm doing a full drive C image backup to my 80gb USB external drive (g). It's going to take 6hrs minimum (been three hrs already, and progress bar says 3 more to go). My C drive is almost full, so I was going to clone it to my d (160gb drive). C and D are both internal to my pc. Acronis is on the external USB drive G. The cloning took approx 25min. Looked like it was going good. Did a beginning and ending reboot, and worked in what looked like BIOS. All indications were go. After it was over, nothing had changed. I still had a full drive C, and an almost empty drive D with 160gb. What happened to me here?