Hello, we are using True Image Workstation to back up a disk image. The process we are going through is: Making a disk image and putting it on a networked computer. Then we fdisk'ed the hard drive to test a restore, we left the hard drive unallocated (unpartitioned) Booted from the rescue disk, chose Acronis Full (not the safe one), we then chose restore, navigated through the network to where the disk image was kept, and it restored it back and gave us the success message. We then rebooted and it tells us something like: "Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware..." So it seems that it is not restoring the whole hard drive? This is a new dell notebook computer, and we are using the latest build of Acronis Workstation. We have tried selecting just the mbr and sector 0, same message. We have tried any variation of the few choices you are given and it's the same message. We even tried another saved image from a different laptop that is an exact replica of the one we are testing with and it's the same message. However, we can reload windows back to the laptop just fine conventionally from the windows xp cd. Is there a step we are missing, it would seem the steps to restore a hard drive would be simple? Make a disk image and back it up somewhere With the new disk, then load the image back onto the new? Any help would be greatly appreciated.