When I was struggling to get Acronis working I was advised to create either a BartPE or VistaPE boot disk with an Acronis plug-in. I tried BartPE and created a coaster so didn't go any further. Big mistake. This evening I created a VistaPE boot disk with ATI 11 plug-in and for the first time Acronis is working as it is intended to, and all my drives and network locations appear exactly as they do in Vista. Having paid for Acronis none of this should be necessary, but if you've got it and it isn't working properly on your comp, which is a very common situation with SATA drives, this is the complete answer. There is a download involved which costs $4.99, about £2.50.