source is 53gig and information is 25gig (27 gig unused) destination hd is 40gig. unable to image from media to new computer and hd. Step1: load last disc step2: restore disk or partitions step3: select C:\ step4: "No I do not want to resize" selection step5: drive C is grayed out and cannot continue. Selecting MBR and Track 0 (step3) would continue, however, nothing gets imaged (restored) after lots of disc loading back n forth. If I choose "yes i want to resize" (step4), then i load disc over and over for 15mins and (i got pissed) shut down the computer. What is the way to restore to a hd less than the original vlaue? I have no problem imaging to a higher capacity hd, but not lower. Plz help. Also acronis seems to have problem recognizing image from media as i have "volume1" in the bootdisc, and restoration fails to read volume 1. So is it advisable or problemic to have bootdisc and image in one dvd?