I've copied below my email to support @acronis.com on 13.11.04 (no reply) and 22.11.04 (no reply). Very disappointing. I hope I do better here...... __________________________________ "I recently purchased and installed Acronis True Image 8.0 (Build 774); serial no: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [deleted] on Windows Pro XP. "I am trying to run my pc with the minimum number of programs loading up at Windows startup. My startup manager reports the following two Acronis items run at startup: Title: Acronis True Image Monitor Filename: C:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImage\TrueImageMonitor.exe Startup Location: LM Run Title: Acronis Scheduler2 Service Filename: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedhlp.exe Startup Location: LM Run "Are these two items Essential, Desirable or Not Required to run at startup in order for Acronis True Image to operate properly? "Your advice would be appreciated. Thanks." ________________________________ Can anyone advise me please.