I'm sorry if but I have not idea what the BartPE & SafeMedia plugin is or what it is for. I downloaded the latest build for TI Home 2009. Do I have to down load the BartPE & SafeMedia plugin and install it as well? I made bootable CD's for my 3 machines without installing it - then again I have not had to use it either. I know I need to create new bootable CD's - I assume I should test it (which the last time I didn't). Also should I have the Accronis Startup Recovery Manager activated. Again sorry but what does that do for me that the bootable media doesn't or can't do. Thanks for any help with this.