I have researched the numerous threads on this issue and attempted many of the suggested work-arounds and fixes with no luck. The TI rescue disk I created works fine in my HP Pavilion laptop. My wife's computer is a Compaq Presario and when I boot from the rescue disk on it, I get the Acronis screen, then a blank screen from which I have to shut down the computer and reboot to Windows. I have uninstalled and reinstalled TI to no avail. I am working from a clean install of Win XP Media Center 2005 and TI 8.0 Build 937. I'm not an uber-techie, but I'm not computer illiterate either. I am totally frustrated and would appreciate any assistance.