as I have a sata drive in my pc I was advised to use the full boot media to do restores, I assume its to do with the hardware support available on the disk, but after stage 1, stage 2 would fail after a few mins, leaving me with a deleted 'c' drive and a partition sized and unformatted amount of free space. process was also supposed to take 4 hours not the 16 mins the image took to create via windows. using TI 8 plus an o/s on a second hdd temporarily plugged in to pc along with the first, I restored the partition from the image using TI 8 in windows. then I created a safe boot disk and tried that. despite acronis telling me that the boot media did not afterall support my raid controller, which led me to assume the restore would fail again, it did not, it also said 16 mins to do it and thats what it took. I cannot understand why, can anybody enlighten me please?