I have just tried to use the acronis forum, I'm now arranging to have some teeth pulled!
The problem is I installed true image 2010 and disk director on windows 7, when I opened disk director I got the BSOD and it took a while to recover my system. I have tries several times to uninstall disk director but the entry remains in control panel but is not shown in programmes, every attempt to remove it is shown as a restore point! I have tried to install DD from the cd but all I get is "copying files" "preparing to install" and then after some hard drive activity, nothing. The message " setup was interrupted before Disk doctor could be installed. You need to restart the installer to try again, this does not work. both of these programmes worked ok on XP Home.
True Image 2010 works fine it's disk director I have the problem with, I've just used Revo, thanks for the link rawprawn, and it seems to have done the trick, now to see if I can instaldisk director from the cd.