Hi, this is my first use of Acronis True Image The primary has 9g on C: with 5g used The secondary has 7g on C: so there appears to be plenty of room to make an image. NTFS on the C: drive on the primary and Fat32 still on the D: drive The secondary has NTFS on C: & D: On the primary I made a C: partition image onto the D: drive then transferred it to second hard drive in mobile rack then removed primary drive from computer and using the CD boot I restored the image from the D: to the C: on the secondary. First time with XP PRO. I have done this procedure dozens of times using Norton Ghost in Win98 with these same hard drives. I am just using the default settings to create and restore image but I did not create or use a secure zone. The image says it is successful but when I start it again it only gets to the first blue XP screen and stops loading. It looks like the image is exactly the same as the original in Explorer. Any ideas what the problem is? Thanks Meta Added Thurs Sept 08 Would the fact that I have XP Pro without any Service Packs installed have anything to do with this?