i tried searching these forums but i get a message saying 'dvd' is too common a term, so maybe somebody has already answered this. if so, sorry. my problem is with a computer with SATA hard drive, single drive, and also SATA plextor dvd rw windows crashed on my new computer, but i had made an image of the c drive and burned it with nero onto a dvd rw this image can be found by acronis on another computer with IDE drives [dvd and hard disk]. i checked this .tib file [which is 3gb] with acronis and it is verified as ok in the new computer with sata hard drive and sata dvd, i manage to load the acronis recovery console without problems when i click to resore an image, acronis scans the disks i should say that before doing this scan i have removed the acronis recovery cd from the drive and inserted the dvd rw which holds the .tib file i want to restore acronis seems to find the dvd drive [though it calls it a cd drive]. but when i click on that drive nothing happens i try entering the file name, but again acronis cannot see anything on the sata dvd drive i also have an ide cd drive in this same computer. so i tried booting from the ide cd drive with the acronis recovery cd in there at the same time that the dvd with the .tib image file is inserted into the sata dvd drive the sata dvd drive is not found at all by the acronis recovery console i reinstalled windows on the c drive and reinstalled acronis. now i have back a full windows system and on the d drive where i also stored the same .tib image as on dvd previously mentioned, the acronis recovery console [run from boot cd] does find that .tib file on drive d. but it still cannot find any files on any dvd inserted into the sata dvd drive when booting from the recovery cd i am very confused and can only conclude that acronis does not work with sata dvd drives i am reduced to thinking that the only work around would be for me to make future .tib files small enough to fit on multiple cd rw media, so that i can use them with the ide cd drive for future recovery. do you think that will work for me? there is then the further question of how to restore these .tib files to my sata hard drive. assuming i mange to FIND the .tib files i want to restore, will the recovery console then be able to find the [damaged] c partition of the sata hard drive and recover the .tib files to that area??