I have a WDC SATA 36GB Drive that is about to go down (according to the WDC utility). I have a new identical one on the way. The drive that is failing is my boot drive. I also have a 2nd drive. The second drive has several partitions on it. It appears that that in Acronis when you do a clone from one drive to another the second drive is wiped out - all partitions. I don't want to do that because I have information I want to keep on the 2nd drive. I am able to perform a drive image backup of my "C" drive - the one I have to replace. Should I run Acronis from a CD and rebuild my primary drive from the image? Will that make the new drive "bootable" and ready to go? If I try cloning I'm not sure how to go about installing the new drive so I don't have to clone and wipe out my second drive. Can I hang my new drive off the primary drive (slave mode), clone and then set my new drive to be the master drive? I really don't want to lose the information on the "C" drive as I will need to do quite a bit of re-installing of apps. I've read a lot of the posts but I'm still not sure what the correct sequence of steps should be. Any advice? Thanks.