I installed Windows XP Pro and other software on my Toshiba notebook, removed the drive and connected it via a USB cable to my desktop and created in Acronis TI ver. 9 a full backup spanning multiple files of size 650 MB each (total of 9 files). Then, I copied these to 2 DVDs. I moved the drive back to my notebook, booted from the bootable Acronis cd and started the restore procedure by inserting DVD #2, which contains the last backup file. The restore failed after inserting DVD #1 with a message suggesting that the media might be corrupt. I tried again but chose to verify the image before restoring, and the same error was displayed. Then, on my desktop, I ran the verify image from the DVDs in TI ver. 9 running from within Windows XP, and the result was good. I recovered my notebook drive's system from the DVDs by connecting the drive to my desktop and running TI from Windows XP, and that worked fine. Then, I installed TrueImage on my notebook for testing purposes, ran the verify image from the DVDs from within Windows XP and they tested fine. This meant that there is nothing wrong with the notebook's DVD drive or with the media. I re-ran the system recovery from the DVDs by booting my notebook from the Acronis TI bootable disk. It failed again. I recreated a bootable CD on my desktop and re-ran the system recovery. Again, it failed. Any suggestions? Thanks.