Installed TI a few days ago. I have TI 8.0 Startup Recovery Manager activated and a secure zone on my Maxtor external USB drive. Today I turned on the PC but it stopped booting just before the "Press F11 for Acronis Startup" etc. It took me a while to realise I had not powered up my Maxtor drive and once I did this everything was okay. However this concerns me as it would appear from this incident that if my external Maxtor drive fails to power up for any reason then I cannot boot up my PC. I suppose one option would be to change the boot up order so I could boot up from CD if necessary but this shouldn't really be necessary. Have I missed something or is what happened to me normal?