I was wondering if someone could outline the steps to ensure that the restore to new hardware on Windows XP would be successful. I am moving from an 80gb IDE XP system to a 80GB SATA XP system. When I tried it the first time, the post restore XP boot process hung on the SATA system. I assume it was due to the image thinking it was still running on the old hardware. I went into the recovery manager and disabled all services that were loading at boot time since the safe mode would indicate which service was causing the inability to boot. It ultimately failed on a ntfs.sys error so I copied it from the install cdrom. It again failed after that so I raised the white flag and decided to post here. Before I abandon Acronis, could someone please tell me the exact process to backup and restore to new hardware? I searched this forum and did not find anything that definitively outlined the procedure. Please help and thanks in advance!