I have a somewhat complex system, but for now, I only want to get my basic xp partitons booting. Disk1 3 Primary XP Pro partitions 1 Logical nfts data partition Previously I would boot any of these 3 XP partitions by manually changing one of the OS partitions to Active and Hide the rest of OS partitions. It was a pain to do but worked well. I just installed OSS that I got with Acronis Disk Director suite 10. I let it choose all of the defaults. Now Partition 1 works correctly but Partitons 2 & 3 have issues. What happens when booting with OSS for Partition 2 & 3 is: They both have the Correct User displayed on the start menu but have the background and the applications of Partition 1. [Data I have been able to collect] When I go into XP's diskmanagement application it shows : Partition1 (boot) Partition[os] (System) OSS's config for booting partitons 2 & 3 shows these partitons marked as active & hidden (and greyed out) Not sure if it is important but These partitions were 1 clean original and two copies made from images of that partition. After copying the partition I went in and changed boot.ini to point to the correct partition. This is from quite a while ago and everything has worked well with my previous manual method. Anyone know what the problem is and how to solve it?