Problem during auto reboot when trying to create a disc image - Fixed! Hello - any help much appreciated. I'm using Paragon Drive Backup 9.0 Express on Windows Vista. I wish to create an image backup of my entire HDD. I plug in my USB portable HDD (target) and start up the program. I select the backup option, I select my PC's HDD as the source and then select the external HDD as the destimation of the backup image. That kicks off and after a few seconds prompts a reboot to gain exclusive access to files. I reboot. Now this is where the problems begin... The first time I did this, the reboot came up with "bootmgr not found". Eventually, I realised that the system was attempting to boot from the empty external USB HDD. Anyway, eventually I managed to get my PC back up again after going through a few "system recovery/restore" type warnings and prompts. OK, so I then changed the boot sequence to move USB HDD after the internal HDD. I then tried the Paragon process again. Again when Paragon initiated the reboot, I hit a problem. this time not the bootmgr missing message, but some kind of Windows needs repairing message. Again I managed to get my PC back up after a little while. Next I moved USB FDC and USB KEY to after USB HDD in the boot sequence, so that now only the optical drice precedes the internal HDD. I then tried the Paragon process again - same result, but thankfully I was able to have Windows repair itself. So now I am stumped. I can restart my PC any number of times and it comes up OK, but when a restart is initiated within Paragon, it fails. Anyone got any ideas what is going on? I have taken a folder to folder copy of my important stuff now, but I really want an image that can be used for a full restore. -------------------------- I downloaded, installed and started Backup & Restore 10. This program does not require a reboot to create the HDD image, thus avoiding the circumstances that caused my original problem. So I guess I'm sorted now.