Hi, ive been getting this very annoying problem.. recently tried to reinstate an image from my external USB driver to my IDE drive(using the bootable cd), after taking abt 5 hours, it told me that there was an error with reading from the image file... i did notice that my externall HDD light was hardly ever reading. i then used acronis to check the image and it confirmed that the image was fine. but i still had the HDD read problem... then i tried connecting my external to my laptop and reinstating my laptop image and that worked fine (HDD light was always reading). after that was done, i decided to try again on my desktop, after running windows xp cd and formatting my entire Primary Master drive. Now my True Image cd wont boot! i go to the black Acronis screne with the blinking cursor, and after abt 10 seconds, the curser stops blinking and my system hangs! so then i tried runing True Image in windows and it made me restart so that i can format my main HDD, all the while my bootable cd was out. and when my system restarted, i got the same problem, it froze at the exact same spot! n e ideas what im doing wrong??