I read an article that says that TI9 beats Ghost all hollow, I downloaded the trial version and it seemed to make backups to my external usb harddrive quite rapidly. I ordered the full version and upgraded it to the latest build. I made an image of my ACER laptop c drive onto said external drive. When I went to restore it, it rebooted and I chose the full version. First surprise, my usb drive does not show up anywhere. I copied the files to my d:drive and tried again. I had selected to check before and after and when I saw that it was going to take a long time, I canceled out. My computer will no longer boot. Alt F10, which usually takes me to erecovery on that computer no longer works. Ran oem recovery disks with idea of restoring c: drive with backup I had made. Apparently the process changed the size of the Cartition and the restore was stuck in a 3 gig partition, D: was now recognized as C: and there was a lot of free space. Booted with partition commander, should have just resized that partition and deleted the other but i wanted to run acronis on it to restore it as it was, so I resized it and went on. I still had the d: partition with the acronis images on it so I initiated a restore again. It got down to about 3 minutes in the process and then said it was corrupt. have tried to use various sets of restore disks, oem and self made, to various sizes of partitions, too large for target it says. If I ever do get this to work, my original, handy, built in recovery method is gone forever, ACER does not support recovering it, so I am sol on that score. Hopefully this one will finally work and do basically the same thing. I have NEVER had this much trouble with Ghost and am almost sorry I didn't just spring for it. Any comments?