If Abbyy 9 crashes out on you during a batch, and though pictures were taken, there are no images recognized within the scanned document, and you’re starting to think you’ve maybe spent an hour or more on a book(s) that you’ll have to redo, all is not lost.
Go into the directory where the batch is stored, whatever you named that batch (say, may0409). Where you see all the weirdly named letter files with extension .tmp (say, sc6E5.tmp), copy those files to extention .png (sc6E5.png). Within Abbyy, File –> Open the images in the order they appeared (takes a while).
Congrats, you’ve just found your missing 430 pages of books!