I got True Image 10 and decided to try it out. I created a partition with one 5MB folder and backed it up as an image. Then I recovered it. TI said it needed to reboot. The system posted, announced it was staring Acronis Loader, the said "No command for boot operating system Press enter to reboot". Pressing Enter just repeated the same thing. So I booted from the TI bootable CD and restored the image. TI said it was completed. Exiting got "restarting system" but it didn't restart so I used the reset button. Got into the same loop. After screwing around with numerous other possible settings, I redid recovery numerous times. Finally, when I recovered the MBR and track 0, I could boot my (XP Pro SP2) system. So here's the question. Should one always include recovery of the MBR when recovering? If so, why isn't it automatic? If not, how do you decide when or when not to include it? Are ther equirks like this if I just do file rather than image backups. I'm a little gunshy about just trying it without asking first. Thanks.