my situation is this: i have a hardrive with three partitions: a, b, and c. partition "a" contained the OS. partition "b" contains the back up images. i did not check the option to restore the mbr (i did not know) when restoring one of the images to "a." the result was an "NTLDR missing" error after the POST. because of this i cannot boot into the OS. before the fiasco i did not create an emergency boot disk (sigh). so i'm looking for an acronis 11 bootable .TIB image (with mbr) that i can restore to a 512MB usb flash drive. i will use this to restore my system back to normal. and yes, i have a valid acronis 11 key (just installed yesterday). i'd really appreciate the help. happy holidays everyone.