I have many identical PCs (airline self-service kiosks), and one has a corrupt hard drive. It's very difficult to access the case on these PCs (they are packed away in an enclosure), so removing the corrupt hard drive and putting it into another PC isn't a very attractive option. Instead I planned on booting from an Acronis 8 boot CD, but these PCs don't have built-in CD-ROMs or floppy drives, so I tried with a USB CD-ROM drive without success. I then talked to the PC manufacturer, who strongly recommended that I use a USB hard drive instead of a USB CD-ROM. I then bought a LaCie 100GB USB hard drive, which appears to work fine with these PCs, although since the hard drive is empty, I get the "No system disk" message if I try and boot from it. I then fired up Acronis 8 and tried to make a "boot disk" on the USB hard drive, but that didn't work. What to do? Will upgrading to Acronis 9 allow me to turn a USB hard drive into an Acronis boot disk? Or do I have to install XP on the USB hard drive - if so, how do I go about that?