Hi everyone I've been a TI user for quite a while, religiously backing up my partitions on my PC. Today I thought I would test that in the event of a system crash, I would be able to restore my data again. My system is as follows :- Windows Vista Home Premium 2 identical 250 GB SATA drives configured as RAID 0 (striped) Total space 500GB. I have split this into 2 partitions, C: drive (90GB) for Windows Vista and the remainder as a D: drive for data. I also have a second IDE drive which I have partitioned to hold photos, downloads etc. I'm using TI 11 the latest build. OK the background which led to the problem...... I was trying to install Vista SP1 and got a blue screen of death with a bad pool caller error. I've tried installing this a few times with the same result. When I installed Vista in March lst year, I created a partition of the C: drive on an external usb HD. I wanted to restore this partition to see if I could install Vista SP1 on this fresh Vista system, so I could eiminate any software which may have caused SP1 to fail. I had however, created a fresh image of my C: drive should I need to revert back to my current system. OK the problem.... I booted from the TI bootable media which I created and got into the recovery console. I followed the wizard, choosing the location on the external usb drive where the image I wanted to restore was located. I then was asked to choose the location to restore to (I wanted to replace my current C: drive with this older image), but the partition didn't appear. I could only see the rest of my partitions and not the C:\VISTA partion which I wanted to restore to. The C:\ partition had been assigned to my external usb drive. All the rest of my partitions are carefully labelled, so I know what is contained in them should the drive letters change. OK, I thought I would try the operation within Windows. Went to Windows and again followed the procedure to restore the partition via the wizard. Everything looked straightforward. I chose the image I wanted to recover, then chose the C:\VISTA partition as the location I wished to recover to. I started the operation and TI told me it needed to reboot my system and on reboot it loaded into the Acronis console (operation progress). It seemed to check the partitions, but there didn't look like there was any recovery taking place as it completed in seconds, then rebooted and asked my to log back into Windows. On logging back into Windows, I arrived at the current system I was using. In other words, TI hadn't restored the C:\VISTA partition to an earlier state. I have checked the archive I was restoring and it was valid according to TI and I even tried to restore a later version of the C: drive which I had created with TI, again, the same result. There are no error messages or information messages, so I am a bit confused as to what has gone wrong! I might be doing something fundamentally wrong! :-D Any help you can give appreciated. Thanks Sam.