Hi, I'm new to this board. I bought 8.0 a year ago, but didn't install until recently. Problem: On reboot, the motherboard does not recognize my external USB drive. Neither does the Acronis Boot CD. I have tried turning off the "USB host controller" in the BIOS but that didn't work. The BIOS has no "USB legacy" setting. Once I get to the desktop, the USB drive is easily recognized by everything. So, I can only clone (in either direction) from the desktop....and if the C drive crashes, I won't be able to restore from an attempted boot. I did a search but haven't found any specific answer. I'm using Acronis 8.0, which only requires a reboot to make a clone. I tried Build 937, but it required the computer to be switched off before cloning could occur, so I went back to 8.0. (Full clone only takes 20 minutes.) My system info is: OS Name Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Version 5.0.2195 Service Pack 4 Build 2195 System Manufacturer NVIDIA System Model AWRDACPI X86-based PC Processor Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 1 Authentic AMD ~2162 Mhz BIOS Version Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG Boot Device \Device\Harddisk0\Partition1 Locale United States Total Physical Memory 1,048,048 KB C drive 80 gig Western Digital USB drive 40 gig IBM in Vantec NexStar 3 enclosure The motherboard is 2 years old and I would have thought it should have a setting for USB drives, but it only has ones for USB keyboard and USB mouse. Thanks for any advice.