I was not able to restore the whole drive from Acronis image spanned on 2 DVD-RWs. The image of the entire hard drive (C primary, system, D extented, logical), was created with Acronis 9.0.2337 as two parts archive and later burned on two DVD-RWs from Nero for archival purposes. Image files from the HDD were then deleted. After some time I wanted to restore the drive using these archives and found it impossible. First, if one wants to verify the image which is on 2 DVDs it is not possible to do so untill both archive parts are copied back to HDD and both placed in the same folder ?. I verified the image successfuly by copying both DVDs back to hard drive. Then I pointed Acronis to volume 2 of the archive, placed in DVD drive, it was recognized. I selected "the whole drive", and came to the place where Acronis offers to "retry", "reboot" or close files. I have chosen to "reboot" but Acronis refused to go on to "Dos" mode and keeped returning me to the previous screen every time I clicked on reboot button ? It came to my mind that I can do the same by separately restoring partitions. I repeated the procedure, checked the C partition to restore, clicked on reboot and it now entered the Dos mode. There I had to repeat the same procedure, pointed to DVD drive with the volume 2 and after passing the script on the final screen, Acronis asked for the volume 1 of the archive. I placed the appropriate DVD but instead of to to continue with copying, Acronis asked for the Volume 2, then again for volume 1 and so on in a circle. After several circles I decided to close Acronis, but after rebooting, a system error mesage appeared stating that OS is missing. I realized that Acronis already deleted partitions. The only thing I could do was to fresh install XP and Acronis. I made partitions C and D of the same size as before, copied both image files to the root of the D drive and then restored partition C from the archives located on the D partition and vice versa for the partition D. Could anybody explain me what happened ? Is it possible to restore the whole drive from the image archive spanned over 2 DVDs without copying them back to hard drive ? If yes I would highly appreciate some kind of step by step procedure when the image is split on several DVDs. Moreover, the manual does not mention such situation at all. I have many times restored the whole drive from the DVD. It worked OK, but that was in the time when the whole archive could fit one DVD. What is so different when the volume is split on two DVDs ? My hardware: MB Abit NF7-S with SATA 3112 on board, latest drivers for SATA controller, HDD WD 2000 JD SATA, Windows XP Professional SP2, Acronis 9.0.2337 Home. And one more issue is whether the Acronis bootable rescue CD can support the USB mouse ?