Here is my situation: I am experiencing consistent problems using the Bruce Schneier, Peter Gutman, and German Standard hard disk free space clean-up algorithms. None of them is able to complete its task past about 20-30%. Fast Wipe, Russian GOST P50739-95, and NAVSO P-5239-26 (RLL) or (MFM) can be run with no problem, but are less secure than the aforementioned wipe methods. This was not a problem with the last version of Privacy Expert (2003) that I purchased from Acronis. I'm using the same operating system with the new privacy expert suite version 7.0 as I was with the 2003 version, which is Windows XP. I recently purchased 2 Privacy Expert Suite version 7.0 software products from Acronis for the very purpose of using these three methods of wiping and securing the free space on two of my office computers. These computers are used to process law office client files, so these functions are essential to maintain the security of privileged information when it is deleted. I have already downloaded and installed the update build that Acronis previously recommended when I inquired about this problem a few weeks ago. This did not correct the problem. The process is being inturrupted and aborted with the error notification message: Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library Runtime Error Program:C:\ProgramFiles\Acronis\PrivacyExpert\PrivacyExpert.exe This application has requested the Runtime to terminate in an unusual way. Please contact the application support team for more information. Can anyone here give me some advice or relate to this problem because they have had the same experience?