I have to pass this on!
I had some small problems with the time Acronis took to run, after installing Windows 7.
I decided not to bug hunt and started to look around for another program. I found this one, I don't know why, but it seems to be free. Wortks like a charm, and twice as fast as Acronis. I am sorry I paid for Acronis now.
You can even make a boot CD with it! Drive Backup Express - Free Download!