I have used Paragon Backup and Recovery for a couple of years with the recovery media on CD and recently using a bootable flash drive on a Netbook without a CD. An HP Elitebook has been upgraded to a OCZ Agility 3 SSD with the former HHD now in a caddy in place of the DVD drive. I am using Backup and Recovery 2012 Free and created bootable Recovery Media on a 2GB Sandisk flash drive. When attempting to boot from this flash drive the laptop freezes at the HP screen with "Press ESC to enter setup" and will respond to nothing except power off. Same thing happens when using the 128MB flash drive created and working correctly on the Netbook. (B&R 2011). Edit - Another HP Elitebook, with conventional HDD, also locks up, so the problem seems not to be related to SSD. The laptop boots correctly from Win7 and Ubuntu 11.10 OS on flash drives when the boot order is USB HDD first. I suspect that it is the presence of the SSD that is the route of the problem. Can anyone help to explain this? Better still propose a solution?