I am using an external NEC LCD display on my Dell Inspiron laptop. This is so because the Inspiron laptop's display is dead - another story which I prefer not to discuss further. Friend of mine just helped me remember previous problem I had with my external NEC LCD display. With that NEC display and my desktop PC, previously I had problem boot into Acronis CD media. The display screen would just get stuck at stage of "Loading". Could it be that the Acronis TI unix version uses a resolution that is not supported by your screen? My external display is an NEC MultiSync LCD1850E Official specs: http://www.necdisplay.com/products/ProductDetail.cfm?Product=143 I am using: Recommended Resolution: 1280 x 1024 @ 60 Hz Any hints? Thank you!!!