My apologies up front if this has been addressed elsewhere. I went through a number of pages of recent posts and saw nothing about it, and very unfortunately, the search engine refuses to accept 3-letter words, so searching for USB (or CD or DVD) is not possible. Someone should revisit that concept... Setup: -- HP Pavilion ZX5000 Notebook running WinXP SP2 -- Coolgear Multilink Hard Drive Enclosure (supports both USB 2.0 and firewire) with a Maxtor DiamondMax 200GB HD installed. -- Acronis True Image Trial Version 9.0 build 2,344 Running under WinXP, I have successfully created a full-image backup of the notebook's HD to the USB external HD, verified it, and restored a number of unimportant files from it for test purposes. Moving on with the recovery scenario testing, I then booted off of the Rescue CD I created, but it does not recognize the presence of the USB HD. My recollection of the install of the Coolgear HD enclosure is that it required drivers from the USBGear website to become functional. There appear to be drivers available only for the Windows operating system on the USBGear website -- no Linux drivers. (I haven't done any sort of exhaustive search for a Linux/Coolgear solution from elsewhere.) Questions: 1) Does this mean that I am out of luck as far as recovering using the Rescue CD and the Coolgear HD enclosure? 2) If so, is there a list (or does anyone wish to volunteer what works for them) of USB enclosures that will work with the Rescue CD? Note: I am looking for an enclosure only. I have the hard drive which I am willing to wipe, if necessary, to install in an enclosure that works with the Rescue CD. 3) The HD enclosure supports 1394 (Firewire) as well as USB. Does anyone know if the 1394 connection would increase my chances of success? 4) If by chance I stumble across Linux drivers (assuming drivers may be the issue), is there any way to get those drivers included on the Rescue CD? I don't need to know the method right now, just that there is a way to do it... Thanks for your help.