Hi Guys I need help, this is my first time using Acronis and I don't want to blow it. I'm ready to do a restore to solve my corrupted type and a few related problems. I'm booting from the Acronis Recovery CD. Once I'm in Acronis I have a few questions. I select Recover My Disks. In Archive Selection... I select the back up which is on an external hard drive. My_C_Drive created 1/3/12 Recover whole disk and partitions. Select items to recover. Ntfs (Windows 7) (C) MBR and Track 0 Ntfs System Reserved Now we are getting to where I have questions. The next window is titled... Specify Location (Required) It doesn't say the location of what? Specify Partition Recovery Settings 1-1 I'm not sure what they are talking about here either? The options are... Disk 1 (Iomega) (G) this is the source of the backup. Disk 2 Ntfs System Reserved (C) Drive Pri,Act Only 100 mb. Ntfs (Windows) (D) Pri Ntfs (Data Storage) (E) Disk 3 My second hard drive (not involved) So I guess the obvious choice is Ntfs (Widows) (D) Even though it's not listed as drive C: here. Now the next one is what has me stopped.... Specify Recovery Location of Partition C. And it asks me to select a new location? It shows the same list of drives as the previous step but... Ntfs System Reserved (C) Drive Pri,Act Ntfs (Windows) (D) Pri Are grayed out. It won't go any farther unless I pick something, and the only thing available to select is... Ntfs (Data Storage) (E) Just to check I picked it and went to the next step and is says that it is going to wipe this partition and put Windows here. I want it to replace the partition that is Ntfs (Windows) (D) where my old Windows install is? Is it asking me where the backup file is the first time? Was I supposed to select the external drive and then select the Windows drive in the second window? That's not really what is says. After that it gives me the summery telling me what it's going to do, but I don't want to screw this up!!! I know some of you have done this a zillion times so help!!! Mike I left the colons off the drive letters because it put a smiley face everyplace I did it.