I don't know how much detail I need to go into here. I tried to convert from Norton to Acronis about a year ago but I was never able to get the boot media to work on my system while the Norton Emergency Recovery disc has worked for me every single time. Its really frustrating because I hate norton and the interface is terrible for me but so far the Acronis boot disc does absolutely nothing for me. I'm hoping that the new version that I'm using has fixed whatever problem I was having before. I'm currently using "Personal 10". I'm using the "create bootable rescue media" utility from within the program. When booting I hit F12 to get the boot menu and select CD Drive. I then get a message that says "booting to CD" and it just sits there.... I have several other boot discs that work fine including the Norton Recovery Disc and an "Ultimate Boot Disc" that I made a few years ago. The Ultimate boot disc has never failed me. The Acronis boot files usualy only write about 45mb of data to the boot disc. Isn't there some version that can boot to any system no matter what?