Finally taking the plunge and backing up for the first time. I got Acronis TI 7, an ext HDD connected by USB 1.1 (it's all I have). I'm trying to make a Clone. I've gone through the 'manual' setup which will leave the donor HDD intact, when I press 'proceed', Acronis tell's me to reboot, on reboot the machine hangs on the first screen (greyed out Packard Bell), I've left it for a good ten minutes but nothing happens. The PC 'busy' light stays blank and the ext HDD light stays steady (which means power on no data transfer). I'm aware that it would be faster to remove the ext HDD from the caddy and slave it into the PC, but i'm happy to leave it all night, and save on the faff. Any ideas please.