With my previous Win 98se machine running TI 6 I had no problems with booting from the rescue CD. I now have a new computer with XP SP2 on which I am trialling TI 8 (826) and so far have encountered only one problem and that is with the full version of the rescue CD failing to boot (a serious deficiency). On occasions I have been able to get things working by doing the "quiet acpi= off noapic" work around; however, this instruction does not "save" and the F11 key entry procedure does not always work to enable the instruction to be repeated. Consequently, following the advice in this Forum’s “Please Read Before You Post” sticky thread, to contact Acronis Support if it was desired “to automate the process of adding these special parameters”, I emailed Support only to be told that it was “impossible to perform with Acronis True Image Rescue Media, however this feature will probably be implemented in further versions of Acronis True Image program.” (Support reference # 237271). These apparent conflicting advices from Acronis kind of puts me up that proverbial creek without a paddle leaving me with a real dilemma. After having the experience of earlier using V6 I would hate to be without the protection of True Image but then if the V8 program is not accessible when it is needed in critical situations because of the failure of the rescue CD to boot, I have to question its reliability and thus its usefulness. I sure would be grateful for any advice as to a solution.