Today I finally took the good advice offered here and decided to recover my system while I wasn't
"under the gun" of really needing to.
I have 2 hard-drives: my C:\ drive and a 2nd drive that is divided like Gaul into 3 parts: swap, data, image.
When I installed Acronis I also created a "bootable rescue CD."
When I tried to "rescue" my system using this CD, the CD boots, I use the up arrow to access TI Home 2010
on the menu, and go to "recovery."
The problem is that Acronis doesn't "see" anything on that 2nd drive, and thus doesn't know about the image
that I've previously created on my image partition.
As always, any help would be appreciated.