Ok people i write this because i like to help people who have problems in cloning. My Goal: Create exact image of my Hard drive using Image with DVD. After few trial and errors , i found out that acronis do not record directly to DVD+R. It might do with UDF formatted DVD+RW. 1. Anyway what i did is I booted to my c: drive which i am going to make image of. 2. Started my acronis , created back up image to another Hard disk (d. I am using NTFS partiition so it will split to max (4.5gb). 3. Once the .tlb file created i burnt it to DVD using Nero. 4. Using Acronis , created boot cd. 5. Booted with acronis CD. 6. Restore option gives two line option. VERY VERY IMPORTANT***** It is two step process. You have to select the drive you restore and it will ask you again. This time you select MBR , Track 0. Then restore process begins. Once it is complete , reboot. 7. Boot with Bootitng Boot diskette. Do not install the software but go to maintenece and partition , view MBR , click clear sig button and apply to both Hard drive. 8. reboot the system with new hard drive. Voila your new clone XP working. II) DRIVE TO DRIVE clone Ensure that drive you are cloning has to be c: drive. I have sata. So i changed the cable to make my clone drive is c: drive. Booted with acronis , did clone drive to drive. Rebooted with Bootitng and clear sig. Restart with cloned hard drive. Working great. My only complainst so far is it is not creating image directly into DVD rom. Hope it helps.