Ok, so i took some advice and got a copy of Acronis True Image...and now i'm glad i did as my second Seagate barracuda 500 Gb drive has died. I've got a 1Tb WD drive on it's way and i need to know these two things: First off, i created a new full back up archive and then another 6 incremental images onto an external drive. I also created a Acronis True Image bootable CD. 1: Do i need to format my new drive first before i restore the image(s), if so, how, as obviously i don't have Vista installed ? Or does Acronis do everything that is needed? 2: The tutorial i'm using explains how to restore the first main archive, but not the incremental images. What is the process for restoring the main backup + all incremental images so my new drive is restored to the very latest incremental image? Maybe these are explained when i actually use the software to restore, but i just want to know for sure and make it as quick as possible. Thanks.