When you made the Restore CD, did you make the `Safe` or `Full` version? The full version takes up little more space.
On booting from CD it does seem to `hang` during loading - it`s not this you`re seeing is it?
If the above don`t apply I can only suggest you go to the Acronis site and download and try the trial version click here and make a recovery disk from it and see if that works. If it doesn`t then contact Acronis Support - they are very helpful - and advise them of the problem and what you have tried.