I’m having a recurrent problem when I try and backup my main drive to an external USB drive using True Image Home 9. When I try and backup my HDD to an external HDD using a USB 2.0 connection using True Image running under Windows XP Home, it initially starts to run OK but then hangs up midway during the backup process. Rebooting the PC and restarting the backup gives the same problem. If I try to backup to a second internal drive it works OK (but I need to use an external drive for space reasons). If I boot up my PC from the Acronis Recovery disc I get two problems: First of all my wireless keyboard with integrated mouse only partially works i.e. I can move the cursor on the screen to select options using either the mouse or the arrow keys but neither of the mouse buttons nor the Return key have any effect in selecting an option. So, I have to plug in a wired keyboard and mouse and reboot. When I then select the backup process, it starts OK but is extremely slow (e.g. backing up a partition containing ca. 120Gb takes 6 hours). I am using the latest build of True Image 9, but have had these problems with previous builds. Has anybody encountered similar problems? Can anybody suggest a solution so that I can make the backup function work better? Many thanks in advance for your help.