I have an HP Pavilion computer with Windows XP Home. The hard drive is only 20gb and some of that is taken up by restore partition. I have access to Acronis True Image Home 11. I do NOT want to repartition the hard drive to allow me to use the hard drive to to allow Acronis to put the image on the hard drive. One option is to get an external hard drive. Will Acronis backup to an external hard drive? The option I would really like to use is imaging the C-drive to a DVD and I have several questions about what the results will be: 1. Will Acronis image to DVD and would that image be bootable if Windows in NOT working? 2. I have heard that Acronis has problems restoring from an image on a DVD(s). Is this true and if so is there a fix for it?? 3. Can an image on a DVD be used to restore an image to a new hard drive? 4. I also have access to Ghost 2003, but I know Ghost has an issue spanning disks when making an image. Does Acronis have this same issue?? This should give me some help in deciding what to do. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.