I backed up the entire disk of a new eMachine using Windows XP to an external USB2 drive. The HD on that machine has 2 partitions: A large C (NTFS) and a small D (Fat 32) drive reserved for BU's. That seemed to go well enough. I checked the image using the "Validate" feature and it said it was ok. When I tried restoring that BU to a second HD I installed internally it showed both partitions as well as a "MBR and Track 0" line. I selected the whole hard disk (Disk 1) option which checked all the partitions. The restore location was the slave drive. I told it to delete the old partitions and it proceeded showing me it was locking some drive letter. When I started the actual process it needed to reboot, which I did but upon starting up it froze at the point that Acronis was trying to reload itself. I tried this a few times, always looking for something I might have done wrong. I even tried "restoring another partition or hard drive" option to see if the already choosen partitions for restore were checked off (as it said it would be in the dialog box) but they were not. During one of my tests I tried re-checking them. Nothing has helped. It always locks up after the reboot. I can do nothing but shut down and restart. At that point nothing has happened and I tried again. I even tried copying the BU file to the desktop and launching from there but still NG. Where do I go from here? Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.