Hi there, Thanks for reading my post. I'm an Acronis True Image user who has downloaded - and paid for - the 2012 version. I'm finding it hopelessly broken and my patience is wearing thin. I can still get a refund. In an attempt to find a viable alternative, I found Hard Disk Manager Suite 11. It seems somewhat different than TI, but its interface is reasonably clean, it looks well written, and is comparable to TI. Plus, I get all the features of Disk Director rolled in as well. As such, I installed the trial to get a feel for the program. I made a partition image of my C: drive to test Paragon, but when I went to recover the image, Paragon didn't boot into its recovery environment. So that all is clear to you who read this regarding what I understand should happen, usually when one restores one's OS partition, the recovery software advises that a reboot is required. After reboot, a recovery environment is booted into that does the off-line restore. Such a process specifically does not require a rescue CD or any other media. That's how TI works and, by my reading of the manual of Paragon, that is how Paragon ought to work, too. Well, upon completing the POSTing routine, my machine looks like it's going to boot, then throws a blinking cursor into the top left corner of the screen, and that's it - no Paragon, no Windows, nothing. Hangs. I have to restore an MBR and first track using an older image of my OS that I made with TI 2010 (still not great software, but less broken than 2012! V9 was AWESOME; what happened?) to get my windows back. Anyone know why this is happening? Any thoughts? Rendering a person's OS partition unbootable would be a heck of a thing for a piece of trial software to do! Any help in elucidating what's going on here or resolving this would be much appreciated! I'd like to consider Suite 11 a viable alternative to TI2012. Thanks!