Well I now have my CD ROM ini. first in Boot Priority on my toshiba notebook after some fiddling around and help from the toshiba notebook forum so I can make my Rescue CD after I Create the Image onto my external HDD. Now my problem is that I have never used a ext HDD as my software techie that did the Ghost for me took care of that. (BTW my Boot Priority was HDD>FDD>CD ROM>LAN) The techie restored my Ghost on one occasion when the Toshiba warranty depot was replacing my mouse and scroll wheel and messed up my BIOS password and the Depot set my Notebook back so that it was like new out of the box and missing all my programs etc. I was wondering how he did this when he said that he had a Boot Cd and yet my settings were with the HDD first? Also will I notice any change now that the CD ROM ini. is first in priority I bought a new Maxtor 300 gig ext HDD so that I can store my backup there and also a file of My Pictures. I know the drive is Plug n Play and that is it. I connect it to the usb 2, however I don't know where to go from there As mentioned earlier I gather that I will have to create 2 files on the drive as I want my pictures separate from my backup. But how do I get started after I plug in the Maxtor I am sorry for the mundane question, however I have not used such a device and don't know what to do. I don't even use a jump drive. When I plug the Maxtor in and select it in My Computer or at least I think that is what I do and Open it. Will a window open and then I do a right click on the screen to Create a New folder and name it ATI? and create another one and name it My Pictures? Then start the ATI program and will it ask where the destination is? And how do I send my pictures to the file? Do I do a ctrl a to highlite,ctrl c, and then ctrl p?? What is the easiest way as I am not familiar with having 2 windows open at once. So you can see I am really a Noob at all of this. And what I described above may all be wrong, so I would really appreciate all the advice available out there. Thankyou for your time and patience with this Noob and Cheers!!!