Hi All, I have a few procedural questions. My laptop may have been infected with a MBR virus. I've started a thread with TSG (Tech Support Guy) and all attepts to solve the problem have failed. My laptop only works properly in SAFE mode, which is not desirable. I need to take the plunge and reformat/re-install XP Unfortunately, my XP install disc is at another location, and I won't be able to access it for weeks! I have, however, been using Acronis for some time. My Acronis back-ups (on an external HD) read as follows: MyBackup.tib_______40,936,098 KB______04/02/09 MyBackup2.tib________ 301,018 KB______04/02/09 MyBackup3.tib_______4,383,165 KB______11/02/09 MyBackup4.tib_______2,037,133 KB______18/02/09 MyBackup5.tib_________28,672 KB_______28/03/09 Now, assuming I want to use the 18/02/09 backup (which is probably not corrupt), will this restore everything up to that date, including all system files? In other words, is this the same as restoring a complete image of my C: drive and all system files? I also created an Acronis boot disk in Feb 09, but I won't need this if the backup performs as I think above. I can copy all my data created from Feb onwards to an external drive (most of it is there anyway) so I have no worries about losing data. I also have copies of all program installation files on that external disk, so I will be able to install all new programs from that date onwards if necessary (there aren't many.) Please let me know whether my assumptions are correct. Thank You.