I have complained to Acronis support about the ridiculously long time it takes to complete a recovery from an external Maxtor One Touch 4 USB 2.0 drive to my HP computer using the Acronis Loader - 17 hours for 61 gig of full image recovery. PC is an HP with Intel Quadcore WD Caviar 500 gig HD with 3gig of RAM and NVidia graphics - only five months old. Searching the Internet forums seems to throw up the same replies again and again i.e. the Linux drivers used by the Acronis Loader appear to be the culprit. What has Acronis replied to my complaint with - We well understand your issues and ask you to run chkdsk as bad sectors are the cause of this issue Needless to say I have run said task and the drive is as clean as a whistle - what now Acronis support? MudCrab did suggest I make a VistaPE disk and purchase the Acronis plugins. However, when I tried to do this my AV kicked in when downloading files from Winbuilder - the only one I can remember was Hide.exe or something very similar. I shut down Winbuilder as I didn't want to compromise my security. Has anyone else come across this problem when making a VistaPE disk or using Winbuilder? I am using AVG 8.0 and Windows Defender.