My hard drive has 2 partitions on it; one with windows (boot) and the other is just spare data. I created an image of the windows partition, and saved it as mywindows as an image. Then I tried to restore that image on new HD and it would not boot up. SO, I did the hard drive clone, which copied both partitions, and it works fine when i try to boot up with the new HD. I would like to create an image of my disk that I can save on CDR and then easily restore if my HD ever fails. Is that what the rescue boot disks are for? how would I go about creating a boot disk that will reinstall everything fresh with a bootable hard drive? I like to wipe everything out about every 6 months and start over with a clean system. Basically if I ever feel like reformatting my HD to start over, I want to be able to boot from a CD, then re-image the HD in a few CDs and start with a fresh system in 10-20 mins.