I've been playing with the TI 11 boot CD. Here are some solution I've found so far: 1. Disconnect all USB devices except the hard drive with your backups. It seems to have touble with USB card readers (standalone or in the printer) and zip drives. It may not make any difference, but it's worth a try. 2. Try the usual "quiet acpi=off noapic" parameter. 3. Remove "quiet" and leave the box blank. See if you get a verbose Linux boot. If you are able to type when it stops, enter "/bin/product" without the quotes. True Image should start. When you close the program type "exit" without the quotes. If it freezes, look at the last device listed on the screen. At least you'll know what device is causing the problem. I saw one machine that stopped on /dev/sda (a SATA internal hard drive). The BIOS was set to have SATA emulated as IDE. This told me to try the "quiet sata_sis=off" parameter. It worked. 4. Look in Appendix D of the TI 11 User's Guide. There is list of parameters you can try. Try them all. You can also try combinations of them separated by a space.