I've learnt from experience not to trust Acronis products. Tried TrueImage and it refused to restore a 'verified' disk image. Even when the restore worked it would mess up the Windows SID so Vista wouldn't load. I have since started using Ghost/DriveImage. The Vista bootloader (bcdedit) is a lot more capable and there are some nice Gui's to use it (EasyBcd, Vista boot pro), if that works for you.