Every time I try to explore an image, I get the message, "cannot assign a drive letter to a partition from the image archive." I'm using XP Pro w/FAT 32 (SP2 with all the current updates) The images I'm trying to explore are not in a Secure Zone. They are on a couple of outboard drives. In the window to select the image to be explored there is a FAT 32 & a FAT 16 partition shown. I have tried assigning drive letters to each partition and it doesn't work. I have tried assigning a drive letter to only a single partition and it doesn't work. I have been able to do this in the past, but I always had a problem doing it. It was never as simple as the HELP section makes it seem. Also, does anyone know of a simpler program to back up an entire C: drive? One like the old Drive Image for FAT 16 drives? That program didn't have all the fancy frills, but it was so simple a 5-year-old could do it, and it worked flawlessly every time. All these bells and whistles in these new backups like Acronis TI are just too complicated. Thank you.