My system: Win98SE , IDE hd partitioned as C: D: E: Acronis TRUE IMAGE Trial version : 8.0 build 800 I successfully created an image of E: (1 gig containing 200 meg of data) onto a network drive. (a Linux box) Using NORMAL compression, the image size was 188 meg. This is only about 6% compression. 1) is this compression level reasonable and normal ? I'm able to CHECK and EXPLORE this image and going through the RESTORE steps, it seems that I could RESTORE if I so desired. When EXPLORING the image,there is an option to "DO NOT MOUNT". However, if this is selected, then you can't EXPLORE. 2) So,what is the point of "DO NOT MOUNT" ? I successfully created a bootable rescue CD (Full version) and was able to locate the image on the network drive after "TOOLS" , IP address,etc. However, if I proceed to try to restore the image after booting from the CD, I'm told that the image is "CORRUPTED". 3) Why is the image deemed to be CORRUPT after booting from the rescue CD, but not CORRUPT when EXPLORING from within Windows 98 ?