I just downloaded and installed the trial version of 8.0. Here's the error message I received at the end of an attempt to create my first drive image to file: "E00640068: Failed to create the scheduled task. Error #1722 - The RPC server is unavailable." 1. I've tried typing "net start rpcss" into Run. 2. I've accessed Services and Remote Procedure Call is started and set to automatic. 3. I've Googled to no result. I have a 40GIG HD with 25GIGs free, and my file system is NTFS on a single partition. Windows XP SP2, 512MB memory. Any help would be most appreciated. I'd sure like to be able to use this important program. Thanks, James Edit: Ooops... Just noticed Acronis' new "service" which was disabled. I started it and set to automatic. All's well. Thanks, anyhow.