I am a newby on this forum, so I will say hello and hope someone can help point me in the right direction. I have a Sony RZ54G desktop with a humongous HD which is divided into "C" partition - the active one, and "D" partition. My os is windows xp digital media edition. I installed Acronis 7.0 build 627 to help with backup when I have to restore the "C" partition. The first part went fine. I created an image which I stored on the "D" partition with no problem. I created a boot CD as well which claims to be fine. When I went to restore, I ran into problems. Acronis said to run through windows, so I did so. I was then told to close all open programs. There was a list with no way to close them, so I used task manager to close what I could. That was insufficient, and I was told to reboot through Acronis (still in windows - no boot CD). I did so, and it promptly disabled my mouse so I had very limited control. I got through the screens using pageup, pagedown and arrow keys, but could not select my image file without the mouse. Has anyone else had this problem, and if so, what can be done about it. I really like Acronis' features, but need to get through this. Thanks much for any help and advice. lonnic PS. If there is anyone who can give a newby a tutorial suitable for a 5 year old, I would appreciate that too.