Hi Forum! I tried the search and found many useable tips about imaging and restoring Vista partitions. But I am stuck even one step before and couldn't find a solution here. I would like to make an image from my new Sony VGN-CR11S (Santa Rosa platform) by using the recovery ATI #4942 CD. My problem is that the CD won't boot into the full version mode. Only the save mode (sorry, but I have to translate the German terms into English) works from the recovery CD. But then I don't have USB or network-share support to do my image backup. Does that have to do with the new Santa Rosa Chipset and the Controller? Or is it because my Sony has a 2nd partition for an instant-on media player (linux-based)? I doubt it, as the ATI save mode boots an shows both partitions. I read in the web that a guy with a Dell Santa Rosa notebook had troubles too with booting from the recovery CD. But he succeeded as it only was an acpi=off noapic error message or smth. But my Sony stops at the "Acronis Loader, please wait...." screen. Any ideas? Will there be a new build soon with improved Santa Rosa support and hopefully Vista support as well (at least it got announced in the vista discussion thread). It's been a while since the last update (03-2007). I am looking forward to hearing any ideas how I can backup my Sony Vaio notebook using ATI recovery CD (I only do backups that way, never from the OS itself). Or can you recommend other tools that offer recovery CDs that can also create images and not just only restore them? Would a downgrade to an earlier TI version make sense? Thanks a lot in advance! This forum and its tech saavy users are super helpful and awesome! Greetz magnum80 P.S: A bit off topic. Is there a chance to backup mac partitions using ATI recovery CD or ubuntu partitions? A friend got his first mac and was asking if I knew a good backup tool. As I only know Windows and ATI I couldn't help him.