I have downloaded the latest version of TI 9 (2323) to test. I am in need of good backup software before I send my laptop off for maintenance next month. The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite M45-S351. I have read of some problems with Toshibas on the forum. Here is my issue. I have been able to create images of the HD perfectly. But I have been unable to get the Acronis Boot CD to boot consistently. Once on my Desktop (Dell Dimension 4600) it booted. But often it does not boot, hanging at the "Loading..." screen. It may be the USB devices. I selected the Recommended boot (enabling SCSI and USB) and that is when it hangs. I can unplug all my USB devices, except for one problem - the backup is on an external HD that is USB. Here is my question: assuming a worst casae scenario, that my HD gets lost, destroyed, etc., by Toshiba (I hope not, but better to be prepared), would I be able to restore easily by reinstalling Windows XP and then installing TI9 and running it from within Windows? What other options do I have? I really can't have my only backup be in a format that is only recognizable by TI9, and then be unable to get the program to run. I will need help on this before I consider purchasing. If not, I'll have to go elsewhere.