I'm a long term user of NGhost and have been happy with it. However TrueImage's feature of no reboot backup and image file browsing tempted me to try TI9. Also the reported speed of its operations. Ok so sensibly i ghosted my system and installed TI9 on one of my systems. XP pro patched up fully as of today. I used this machine as it's got 1x 120 GB HDD on IDE NTFS and the second drive is 120 GB SATA FAT32. Pretty simple setup that any backup software should easily cope with - ghost2003 and below does have issues with a primary drive on SATA though. Which I hoped Acronis could solve. Anyway TI9 installed - all looked well - simple UI etc nothing too complicated - completed a backup (very quickly compared to Ghost). However the backup failed to verify. So i deleted the tib files and tried again - same. I then ghosted a clean install of winxp and patched it (no extra software installed) to rule out any form of software conflict. Tried again - same result. Ghosted back to my current image and installed TI9 again - same result. Then my second drive started trashing (constant access where i had stored the TI9 image files) and TI9 reported Bad sectors on this drive!. Shut pc down and during the bootup i feared for the life of my second HDD as it trashed all the way through boot up. Upon running TI9 it once again reported bad sectors (trashing away constanty at drive 2) so i ghosted back to pre TI9 and deleted the tib files from drive 2. Checked out drive with IBM DFT and there were no problems with the drive - certainly no bad sectors as TI9 was erroniously reporting. Any ideas as to why TI9 got so "upset" with such a simple setup? - the potential for actual drive damage was very high and i was very close to switching off the power a number of times as the drive was trashing so badly. Software companies hide behind an unacceptable disclaimer of - no matter how badly we code were not responsible for anything. This has clearly got to change and it's stuff like this that gives people amunition to force upon the software industry the current situation with real hard goods- in that the consumer does have legal rights and the item must be fit for the job etc etc. Perhaps not all software - but in this area of data backup then sensible legal protection should be made law. Well this certainly made Sunday morning a bit more exciting than normal. Has anyone else had a similar experience - i've got 3 systems and i'm certainly not going to install this on them. Does version 8 have the same issues?