I am running XPpro x64. acronis true image home v 9 build 3,677 Doing a complete reinstall to the same drive works. I have done this satisfactorily with more than one backup and with dual booting xp pro and xppro x64 on the same HD, 2 partitions and when only running x64 version. I wanted to restore some files from 'My Documents' from C: onto F: from a later backup. When finished, there was a folder 'Drive (c)' that was visually empty, but had 800 + megs, read only files listed in properties. I got rid of the read only attrib and rebooted, just to make sure. I still couldn't see anything in the folder and couldn't delete it either. Error mesage - file or directory corrupt. Changed the name to 'Drive_c', thinking the (c) was the problem. No change. also, every time I boot now, it does a chkdisk on this drive as it says it finds inconsistencies. I have admin rights, no password. Any advice appreciated.