this may sound like a dumb question...but if youve used acronis true image: where should i make the image at? should i make it in safe mode? should i make it on the windows desktop..i closed down the progs by the clock. the reason i ask is because several months ago i made a backup of my hd w/ my cd writer s/w and it skipped several things...some i can identify were running by the clock and others im not sure about. i closed the ones by the clock. or should i even have used the boot cd i made first to get a image going. i just dont want to mess up these cpus again. im new to this s/w and am using trial version. lmk. thx.