The basic problem is that Trueimage doesn't start creating an image. I am running Acronis True Image ver. 8.0 build 768 I have stolen the title of this thread from an earlier one for TI 7.0 started by mark4658 on June 26.04. I am running Windows XP Home, SP1. 40 GB Hard drive (Fujitsu MPG3409AT E) with 20 GB free, speed: ~950 MHz 512 MB RAM. TaskScheduler service is running. I have successfully installed the Secure Zone and the Startup Recovery Manager. But, when I try to do the Create Image Wizard, the program hangs. I can select the partition, enter a new file name (on a removable USB drive with plenty of space), choose the backup type (full), choose the kind of splitting (automatic), choose normal compression, enter no password, enter no comments, review all the options press Proceed to start. And then basically nothing else happens. I see "No backup started" on the right side of the status bar at the bottom. "Ready" at the left side. The "Commit Pending Operations" window comes up (blank). "Current operation progress" and "Total progress" never fill in. There is no disk activity. Nothing! If I click the "Hide" button, then I see "Processing, please wait..." on the left side of the status bar -- but still nothing ever happens. I've read through all the relevant-seeming messages on this forum, but don't really see any help. Please help.