Background: I successfully used Acronis True Image to replace my system drive. However, i found that my old computer had a REALLY old version of RAM, so i decided to upgrade my motherboard and swap my new hard drive into it. It turned out to be cheapest option to buy a new PC (a single hard drive which runs Vista), swap out the hard drive, DVD and sound card with mine from my old PC (which runs XP). I have done a backup of my system disk from my old PC to an external USB hard drive and have a bootable rescue disk via Acronis. So, i installed the old system drive (with XP on it) from the old PC into the new PC (replacing the new system drive with Vista) and attempted to boot the computer. At this point, i realize that the system disk that i've swapped in, needs some serious driver updates for the new motherboard, etc. However, the new computer did NOT come with a CD of drivers or an Vista disc or anything (meaning i'd have to get these off the web somehow). I was prompted with a screen saying that the computer has detected that hardware/software changes have been made since the last time and it gave me a bunch of options: Start in Safe Mode, Use last known good configuration, Start Windows normally, etc. I've tried ALL of them and none of them allow me to boot into Windows XP. The computer TRIES to boot, but merely returns me to the same menu. My question is, can i use Acronis to get me out of this pickle? Like i said, i've got a bootable CD and an image of the system drive on a separate USB drive. Will doing a restore do ANYTHING for me though? What i would 'restore' would merely replace what is already there. My newly-swapped-in hard drive is good integrity-wise and doesn't need to be 'recovered' per se, i really just need to get into XP and update my system drivers. Can i use Acronis True Image to solve my problem? I realize my question may have a "non-Acronis" answer and i'm open to that, i'm just STUCK. Any advice appreciated. thanx, jim.