H All, This is my first post in this forum, I already searched for this issue but can't get answers. I have downloaded and installed Paragon Backup Free 2012. It is a fantastic program, really happy with it. Now if I create a Boot Cd using the rescue media builder, it creates it fine, but when I boot with it I get a blinking cursor in the top left of my screen and it just sits there forever. I tried Normal, Safe Mode, Safe Mode low graphics to no avail. Tried to burn the ISO image on very slow speed also. If I create the Boot Media on an USB flash drive, it boots fine, detects all the disks, I can perform backup and recovery. Why is it so? This means with the flash drive, it detects my hardware correctly. Has it got to do with the fact one is a read/write device (usb flash), the other is a readonly media (CDROM). Another thing I could not workout is how to create a WinPE Boot Recovery Media. You cannot download the Paragon WinPE from Paragon under My Account anymore due to Microsoft Licensing rules that have changed since April 2012. I have downloaded and installed MS WAIK onto my computer, does anyone know how to create WinPE boot media for Paragon Backup 2012 Free? The documentation on the website applies to the WinPE from Paragon which is now obsolete. Thanks and regards Zaxa Merry Christmas to All!