Can somebody explain a situation or circumstances that might prompt one to also restore the MBR? Just wondering if that is something I need to do when I attempt to restore my C (system) partition. So far I have been unable to restore the system partition since updating to the last two version of Acronis True Image. I am prompted to "reboot" and when I do, the acronis loader loads, the progress screen appears, but there is no progress bar and the cursor arrow is locked up. I'm running this on XP Home Edition, Asus P4P800-E Deluxe Motherboard, 1.5 Gig Corsair RAM, 250GB Seagate hard drive.