Newbie I have backed up using system state option to a local hard drive. I tried to do a test restore botting from the acronis Rescue CD I created - and Acronis refused saying you cannot restore from a removable drive. This would seem a little ridiculous - first it is a local drive anyway (SATA) - and how useful is a backup system that won't restore from removable media? XP SP3 Any help appreciated. Neil.