First some backgroud. About 6 months ago I upgraded my 80GB HDD to a 160GB one. I used acronis true image to accomplish this and it went fine. About 1 month ago the pc started freezing and I would get the blue screen of death. Being the moron I am I ignored it and just restarted it. This worked for a bit but eventually upon restarting it just automatically went to the blue screen of death. It says I have an “unmountable boot volume.” After making a post about this I was given the advice to create an image from the corrupted 160gb HD and then attempt to run my HD’s utility tool which will try and fix it. I guess the theory goes that if for some reason the utility tool can’t fix it I should be able to still salvage most of my files from the image, would that be correct? The main thing I am concerned about salvaging are my music files. So I hooked up the external HD, and powered on the pc with the acronis bootable rescue media. I chose to validate as I went. Not long after the process started I got the following error message “Failed to read data from disk. Failed to read from sector X,XXX,XXX of hard disk 1.” I chose to ignore this. Soon enough another one popped up. At that point I just chose the ignore all choice. I imagine the reason this is happening is due to the corrupted HD. Perhaps of note, this happened when C: drive was being copied. So I guess I am wondering if this error is to be expected in my situation or if this is something out of the ordinary? Getting back to salvaging my music files. If for whatever reason I can’t get the utility feature to save the corrupted drive I assume I will have to reformat and start from scratch. I still have the original 80gb drive unchanged so I figure I would create and image of it and restore it to the 160gb drive just as I did 6 months ago. Of course this doesn’t solve the problem of salvaging the music. So my question is theoretically would I be able to cherry pick those music files of the of image of the 160gb drive I am creating to the new external HD? So any feedback either to the specific questions I asked or to how I am going about this in general is much appreciated. I’m a little insecure about the whole process and I am far from an expert in using acronis so I need all the help I can get. As of posting this it looks as though I am about less then 25% of the way through copying drive C. It currently shows I have 10 hours left although it showed 19 hours like a half hour ago so not sure how accurate that estimate is.