I must say Acronis True Image 8.0 proved to be a wonderfully easy program to use and I was very impressed with the way I was so easily able to navigate through it. My only problem with it was that when I needed to restore an image it showed itself to be a pretty piece of software that for me anyhow proved to be completely useless. I had numerous freezes of my computer when I specified the image I wanted to restore. When I did manage to get beyond this point by trying it several times using a slightly different way of telling it I wanted to restore an image I found that after putting in my password that I used to protect the image it repeatedly refused to show me any partitions I could restore giving me a box with the word empty in it. I figured that maybe the image was corrupt or that I had used the wrong password so I got Acronis to check the image and the password I used was correct and the image was OK. No problem I thought I’ll restore a second image that was smaller than the first one I tried to restore and made with only a small number of programs installed. Surely it ought to be able to restore that? Of course the same things happened as with my earlier attempts at restoring the other image-repeated freezes and when I got around that problem showing me a box with the word empty in it rather than a partition I could restore. No worries I thought I'll try and restore an image I burned to a DVD. Problem was it couldn't read the image and I got a message suggesting that it was a bad DVD. It wasn't because I got Nero to check its integrity after I burned it. I wound up formatting because a virus had made it impossible to boot into Windows and decided after reinstalling all my basic programs I'd give Acronis one more go. I made an image and decided to test if I could get to the point where I was one mouse click from restoring the image I had made just so that I knew I could rely on Acronis if I needed to recover from a disaster like the previous one where a virus made it impossible to boot into Windows. The first two times I booted into Acronis I had no mouse cursor and found it impossible to navigate my way through the program. No worries I installed Logitech Mouseware and then tried again. This time there was a mouse cursor so I pointed Acronis to the image I wanted to restore. It began analyzing the partitions on the drive and my computer froze completely just as it did with my previous Windows installation. I tried one more time and the same happened. Yes it's a nice looking program with an easy to use interface. The only slight problem is that it doesn't work but who needs a piece of software that does what it's supposed to do? After all it looks nice and is easy to use! Now where did I put my Norton Ghost CD?