I have Acronis True Image 10 on a desktop, testing to make sure I can recover in an emergency. It seems as though I may not be able to. If there is an xp problem and I can't get the computer to boot to xp even from the acronis bootable disk, I will have to use the acronis safe option. That does boot my computer, but doesn't give me the option to find the True Image backup on an external hard drive (usb ports won't work with the safe option). Nor does this safe acronis boot recognize the DVD-ROM. So, there is apparently no way to recover. I can't get to the backup to restore it. Am I missing something here? It seems ridiculous that a restoration software will not restore if the original operating system is corrupt. That seems to be the entire point of it, at least to me.