Dear Everyone, I have had this problem since version 8. Currently using version 9, build 3854, same problem (all versions). Have exchanged emails with Acronis folks, problem not resolved. They say they can't reproduce the problem. Here is the problem: I run TI, Disk Clone and go through the dialogue (... ps, I ask for "delete partitions") and eventually click on reboot. System reboots, and Acronis goes through: 1. Analyzing Partitions to 100%, 2. Locking Partitions to 100%, then goes to 3. Checking Partitions, but only makes it to 50%. Then True Image jumps to the page that says press any key to shutdown the computer. Clearly, it did not perform any disk cloning. Then on re-starting, I get 3 Acronis completion bars: analyzing partitions, assigning drive letters, and syncing... then I get the usual Windows XP stuff. This tells me that Acronis software missed something and got confused. Every once in a while, Acronis TI disk clone starts working for no apparant reason and I am able to perform disk clones (images). Then Acronis stops working and does what I just described above. I cannot figure this out. I have noticed that when I use Tune-Up Utilities (or Norton System Works) to clean up the registry, or even defrag, that's when Acronis goes nuts. I may be coincidence too... As far as i know, these programs are supposed to be 100% safe. Disk imaging is key to my backup strategy. I prefer to image my disk when I am certain there are no problems. If I have to, and there were ocassions when I had to, I go back to previous image and restart from there. I really need Acronis to work when I need it. I would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who has had similar experiences. Many Thanks, Johnny.