I have no problem imaging or restoring to SATA or PATA drives from the Boot CD ***IF*** I disconnect my USB 2.0 memory stick. I can work with all partitions no matter what type of drive they are on. The Boot CD won't load if the memory stick is installed. TI works fine in the WinXP environment with the USB memeory stick installed. Ghost never liked the memory stick either!!! It's a PNY Attache' stick. I don't know what this mean for you folks who have external USB HD's.