Just had an awful experience with trueimage home 2009. I've been using trueimage for several years and have had to restore various computers 5 or 6 times. My backups are on firewire drives and/or usb drives so the recovery boot cd needs to install the appropriate drivers to see my spare drives. Trueimage 9 or 10 (releases prior to trueimage 2009) worked pretty well but had some bugs that caused me to have to reboot the recovery cd multiple times for it to see all my drives. Not sure why. The drives were always powered on and not in sleep mode. Anyway, a virus trashed my MBR (master boot record) last night and I went to restore from a Dec 22 backup. The Trueimage home 2009 cd booted and would get all the way to where it would request the destination for the restore and would hang. I tried this multiple times. Using a laptop, I engaged in a chat session with their technical support. They told me I needed a new recovery CD (different from the latest release version) and sent me a link to a new ISO image which I burned into a bootable CD and tried. Same result. The new CD had various options for starting with and without ACPI and with and without USB support. Same results. Without USB support the mouse wouldn't work and their software (linux based) doesn't support keyboard mode. Finally, I booted my Trueimage 10 disc. It wouldn't recognize the trueimage 2009 backup format but I did have a 6 month old backup in trueimage 10 format so I loaded it. After a 2 hour restore, the system booted and I installed trueimage 2009 and from windows, started a restore session. The windows restore creates a script which is run when the system is restarted and upon restart the system began restoring my dec 22 backup. I started it this morning before I left for work but I assume I'll be good when I get home. SO THE QUESTION IS... What's a good, lightweight AND RELIABLE package that handles backup/restore/MBR Recovery, includes a recovery disk option, handles multiple partitions, various file system types (FAT, FAT32, NTFS, etc) and doesn't require tons of running services monitoring file changes. (I prefer to manually perform my backups) Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. And by the way, I tried Ghost a couple years ago but it failed to support multiple bootable partitions and installs itself like a virus. Uninstalling required manually stopping services, deleting registry and startup entries, etc.