I have used acronis a lot and i have never had issues with it ever until now. I have a barebones back up of my windows xp with just windows xp registered and basic drivers. When i try to restore to it the computer reboots, goes through the restore process, and when it reboots 2nd time to actually go into windows, it just sits at a blinking cursor. the restore file is located on an external and i have tried restoring from temp windows vista install and the emergency cd. i am trying to restore it to a pair of raptor drives on raid and i have had no problems doing this many times in the past...any ideas?