|I haven't used Acronis because Ghost 2003 is still working for me. I assumed that Acronis worked the same way. As you mentioned, Ghost would configure any external hardware that you directed it to. |
Laptop computers are a little different than desktops. Perhaps you need to have the necessary drivers on the Acronis boot disk then. That may include hard drive controller too.
I assume you are testing Acronis because of the incremental feature? That is a nice addition that Symantec doesn't have any interest in. Ghost 2003 was bought by them and nothing more has ever been done with it.
If you can't get Acronis to work as needed I suggest you look for a help forum on their website. The download is supposedly a fully functional program.
I guess the logic is why not allow users to create images. You can't restore them after the trial period without buying the program anyway.