There seem to be many people who "cannot restore", but in various complex or unusual situtations. Has anybody been clearly successful or been clearly prevented from restoring from multiple DVDs that were validated or very likely validatable? (Validation of a multi-DVD backup from an Acronis rescue CD is also a problem, but Support provided me with a work-around: The rescue CD can validate single volume DVD backups, in other words has a debugged program for that, but "gets confused" with multiple volumes and asks for inserting volumes in an implausible sequence, especially looping forever asking for a Volume 1 that is already inserted. The work-around is to copy the DVDs with their .tib extensions into a common folder on a hard disk. The rescue CD can validate the multi-file backup there without a problem. And if the harddisk copies are ok, it is obvious enough that the DVDs will be too.) Unfortunately the same kind of workaround is not available for restores from multivolume DVDs, if one has only one drive on one's laptop, and the restore covers all partitions on that drive (especially as Acronis recommends to back up the whole drive rather than single partitions, for reasons I find somewhat plausible in a scenario where people re-size their disk partitions frequently). I had no problem doing the backup of my Vista system from the standalone rescue CD - I do not keep Acronis installed on the hard disk, was planning to work just with the rescue disc on the few occasions when I need it, but installed full TIH Build 9709 and later Build 9796 temporarily because that seemed to be the only way to get an authentic rescue disc burnt rather than paying and waiting for one to be mailed from Acronis. Am I confused, or does anybody have exactly matching observations?