I have reformatted my main PC over three weeks ago and have spent the time up until now reinstalling everything slowly slowly and checking all functions are working before moving on to the next application. After every main application installation I have created an Acronis image that I have also verified each time. I have read a great number of the comments on this forum and feel somewhat disheartened after reading same. I am now beginning to doubt the reliability of my backup images. How can I be sure that they are any good whatsoever without reinstalling one? I moved to Acronis from Norton Ghost because the general opinion seemed to indicate that Acronis was more reliable, however I am not so sure now. Anyone care to comment?