I have read the user manual (pdf file) relevant parts. I have read quite a few of the posts in this forum (particularly those with the keywords "restore procedure") And I don't seem to find any answer. I am using Windows XP home edition (SP2), I create new bootable CD and disk imaging of my hard drive using Acronis True Image 8.0 build 763 I am storing the tib files on 5 CDs. No second hard drive. No external drive. Only 1 partition on the hard drive of my laptop. Here is what happens: I put Acronis True Image 8.0 bootable rescue disk in my laptop's internal CD drive. Came to TI window (that looks like it is in safe mode of some kind). Clicked Restore Image. Made sure CD 5 (the last of the 5 CDs) is put in the external CD burner connected to my laptop. Asked TI to read tib file from the external CD burner. TI cannot read any file. Nothing shows up in that drive. I put CD 5 in laptop CD drive hoping TI can recognize it. Still no luck. Therefore, cannot click NEXT on TI window. What am I missing ? I remember back when I burned the TI image on to the 5 CDs I checked the quality of the image and TI came back with a clean bill of health. By the way, TI only came back with a clean bill of health if I checked the image on the external burner they were burnt in. .... but if I checked the quality of the image of CDs using my laptop's internal CD drive , TI said there was some kind of problem with the burnt image on Disk 4. I still have another copy of the whole tib file residing in same drive as the data and system files in my laptop. Should I use it to burn into a new set of CDs and see if they will work? If yes, how to burn from one big tib file into 5 CDs? Should I get an external hard drive and pray that this time TI will recognize this external hard drive? Please help. Thanks a million.