I have a Dell laptop with a HD going bad. I bought TI-9 to back up so I could replace the HD and restore to my original state. I made 2 backups with bootable CD, replaced the HD and now neither of my backups would not restore. I ave since restored my system from other backups, it was a long and hard road, but I am about 95% back. Now I am trying to view my backup CDs to see if there is any data that I may have missed but I can not view that either. Can someone please tell me what I have done wrong. The back up process I performed was for a partition and it covers 14 CDs. The OS that I had installed on the old drive was W2K and I now have WinXP on new HD. All hardware is identical from old to new. The view process I perform is; start Acronis, click on Plug Image, Click next on the wizard screen, place the last cd of the backup in the drive and select the file, it displays the backup info (dirve backedup and size), click next, Accept default on logical drive screen click next, and click proceed on the final screen. An error pops up with the following message: Cannot assign a drive letter to a partition from the backup archive. Thanks for any help.