Hi, A few weeks ago I already posted here when a virus damaged by harddisk and I had to reinstall but neither TI 8 / 9 accepted the backup image (as it was not the last one in the volume). I had to give up and install my PC from scratch. After installing my PC which took me two days I used TI 10 Home to backup my SATA-harddisk on an external USB2-drive. I chose the option to backup all partitions in an image. Yesterday, I had to restore the partition because a setup-routine caused problems. I started the TI 10 Home boot disk and selected to restore the partitions. It deleted the old partitions, started to scan the uSB drive for minutes and then popped up a message box that the image was corrupt. However, TI 10 had already killed the partitions. Now, my harddisk incl. contents is erased and the image does not work either which is definitely the worst case I booted from the boot disk again and tried to restor some individual files from the "corrupt" image which worked Now, I am puzzled how to resolve the problem. Is it caused by the USB drive? Is the image really defect? Is it the SATA drive (on my dell 8400 I got a 380 GB drive. depending which SATA option I use booting XP or Acronis may not work). How can I get rid of these problems?