I have a new Lenovo (IBM ThinkPad) T60P laptop running XP (SP2) Pro, a 100 Gb hard drive and a DVD optical drive. XP is OEM installed, so I do not have the original MS XP program disk. I have installed ATI 9 using the Acronis CD, and have a downloaded (but not yet uninstalled) version 10.0. I have not made any bootable CD/DVD rescue media yet. I do regular full backups to an external 100 Gb USB drive. So far I have successfully completed several full system restores (after putzing around installing then uninstalling programs). My question is this: Given the system components identified above, and recognizing my limited computer tech skills (I don't know a BartPE from a Bart Simpson), what is the recommended process for creating rescue media for this setup so that I could boot from it given the external USB location of the Acronis Secure Zone backups and the lack of an MS original XP program disk? Also, would I be better off first installing ATI 10 before creating bootable rescue media, or just stick with 9? (I've read a lot of post indicating problems with version 10 versus 9.) A simple cookbook outline of the suggested steps in the process would be greatly appreciated. Thank you kindly.