Hello, First of all, sorry if this is in the wrong forum! I have just somehow avoided a real Major Disaster with my new computer, phew. Bascially a trial of Acronis Disk Director didnt seem to install well and i was stuck in an endless loop of boot > Acronis straight away (no Safe Mode to be able to fix the problem - System Restore, ERUNT, uninstall programme from Windows etc.) Somehow i came out smiling. Now still shaken from my experiences i want to add the option to boot to safe mode in my boot menue, so i can always fix my problems from in Windows. I have seen a guide http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how_do_i_put_the_safe_mode_optio.htm and was a little scared when it talked of editing boot.ini I was wondering would you trust this guide? Should i back up first? Make a restore point? Make an ERUNT registry backup? Backup boot.ini file (somehow)? Also have you seen Acronis True Image 9 anywhere for a good price (now shocked into the need to backup)?! Thanks for the help!