I have come across a frustrating and disconcerting problem. I downloaded and installed the latest build (826) on my Dell computer. I created an image of my hard drive and saved it to the same hard drive but had Acronis write it into 650MB volume files. After I created the image I ran the "Check Image" option and the image checked out just fine. Then I copied the image files to another computer on my network. This computer is a Gateway. I booted the Gateway with an Acronis Boot CD. I ran the "Check Image" utility on the image files located on the Gateway's hard drive. The image checked out just fine. I went back to my Dell, which still contained the image files on the hard drive, and burned the image files to 10 Memorex CD-R's (800MB, 52x type) at 12x write speed with verification. They all burned just fine. Here comes the problem. I used Acronis to run a "Check Image" on the CD's (on the Dell) and the 7th CD gave me an error msg: "Error opening the file. A possible reason may be poor media quality." OK, I thought that could be possible. So I booted the Gateway with Acronis and ran the same process. Almost the same results, but instead, the 8th CD caused the error msg. Now I was suspicious. I booted a newer Dell laptop I have with Acronis and ran the same process again. I received the same error on the 8th CD and all the rest (7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1). Well, I ruled out the CD drives but I thought the CD's may be marginal. So I copied all the CD's to the Dell laptop's hard drive. Then I booted with Acronis and did a "Check Image" on the image files I copied to the hard drive. And guess what . . . THE IMAGE CHECKED OUT OK! Why is Acronis telling me my CD images are bad? Also, if I restore my computer from CD, will it not work because Acronis thinks the CD's are bad?? As you can tell from the novel I just wrote, I spent a lot of time trying to get to the bottom of this. I would appreciate a solid and technically accurate explanation! Thanks, Pete.