i was resizing my partion because vista had problems (got em fixed). i was using manual mode. some how the resizing turned out to be 3 operation when in actuallity there where two operations needed to be done. long story short... acronis says: Acronis Disk Director Suit analyzing partitions... 100% assigning letters... 100% synchronizing with operating system... 100% rebooting... and when it does reboot it repeats in a never ending cycle. so what do i delete or replace to make it stop doing this, i fixed the problem in my other os (vista). the drive got a few problems when repartitioning. acronis reported size miscalculated or something. i used checkdisk and all problems got fixed, except that acronis on XP keeps rebooting XP. to what ive seen... acronis uses smss.exe (session manager) to display the repartioning progress. so what does acronis modify that relates to smss.exe ?