I recently bought TI7 and have set it up on an XP Professional pc and succesfully made a backup image to a second IDE HDD on my pc. I have verified the image as well... When I try to restore within xp it says TI can't get exclusive access to the drive and when I try to use both the Startup Recovery manager and the boot cd, both hang on the screen where it says Acronis Loading... please wait... I've read the posts on the forum and don't really understand whether I need to modify something or whether I need a special iso cd file... Can someone please let me know 'very clearly' what I need to do to resolve this problem as I currently have no way to restore my image. Thanks very much!