Scenario: Latest build of Acronis True Image 2009 home. Lenovo t61p laptop. Recent full backups to a large WD USB drive. Disk failure. No problem, I have a relatively fresh backup. I buy a new drive. I install the new drive. I boot the TIH 2009 rescue disk. I try restoring from latest .tib . TIH sees the USB drive as "D:" and insists upon relocating "C:" to "E:" upon restore. No joy. Is this working as designed? Is there a procedure to avoid the relocation? I thought I might get around the drive letter issue with a network share. I tried to plug the USB drive into several other XP computers and "share" the drive or the directory containing the .tib files. Sometimes TIH was able to see the computers but was never able to list the shared drive or directory. Frequently it asked for passwords but could never successfully authenticate. Several times TIH spontaneously rebooted. I also used the \\192.168.1.102\tib_files means of specification to avoid the listing problem and that did not work either. Is there a procedure that will work?