I have a Dell desktop E510 with drive that is getting noisy and has already failed once on boot with Drive 3 not found Parallel ATA, PATA-1 (pri IDE slave). The Dell drive has 3 partitions, the normal one and two just for Dell use. I have TI11 and have created a full image on an attached usb drive. I have ordered a larger replacement drive for the failing (Win XP) system drive. From reading thru the forum faqs and topics, I will attach the new drive to the current system using a usb enclosure. After that I appear to have two choices. I can do a clone directly to the new drive, or I can do an image backup to another location, and then restore that to the new drive. In either case, I should do a verify before proceeding further. On top of the clone or image option, I also have the choice of using the standalone TI bootable CD I have created, or using TI windows to do the creation of the bootable image on the new drive (still in the usb enclosure). Once the new drive has been built, I shut down the computer, remove the old hard drive, and replace it with the one just built, and reboot. Is the concept correct, and which process should I use? Thanks for any advice.