As a relative (well - complete) newcomer to backup software, I have purchased this True Image software in the hope that I can create an image that will restore my PC fully in the event of a system failure. I have had my PC crash on my a couple of times over the last few years, and mostly have backed up my important stuff to cd by dragging and dropping. I hope to be able to use this software to be able to restore all of my settings, not only just my documents, so I don't have to go through the whole process of reinstalling windows, drivers, outlook settings and so on and so on...... I have had a play with this and have successfully backed up my cd collection from one external hard drive to another with normal compression, and I have also completed a backup of my C drive, by selecting Backup > The Entire disk contents or Individual Partition. Will this contain everything I need to restore my PC should it fail, and will I have to completely reinstall windows and then reinstall Acronis, and then select the backup from my external hard drive and run it from there? Sorry if this is obvious, but as I said, I'm new to this! Thanks for reading and ANY advice or tips for using this software greatly appreciated.