I just bought TI 8.0, build 941. I am using the bootable CD to create a backup image of a new computer. The computer is an HP a820n, with a fresh install of XP. Less than 3 Gig used. I tried going directly to DVD, but now from my searches here, I see that that doesn't work. Next, I tried using an external HD to accept the image. TI says image will take more than 1 day, even choosing zero and normal compression. I try to begin the image, but I can't see anything happening. I can't wait a day for a 2 gig image. Next, I'm temporarily mounting a drive in the computer, which is something I wanted to avoid. I have used ghost exclusively in the past. I wanted to give TI a try.I've searched the forum, but haven't found an answer. What am I missing here?