I have a Dell XPS710, running MCE2005. I am backing up my entire 500gb SATA drive (102gb of data) and its 2 hidden Dell partitions (1st is 39MB FAT/EISA CONFIG. and 2nd is 4.64gb FAT32 Dell Restore) using ATI 10, to an external 500gb USB drive. My system drive is in the middle of these hidden partitions. I also have a 2nd 320gb external USB drive that I use for file backups with a Dantz Retrospect Express. My questions is this: If I wanted to restore my c: drive, would I have to restore the entire hard drive (including the hidden partitions) or just the c: drive? My concern is any confusion with drive letters being switched, or maybe that is not a valid concern for my simple setup? I've read SO many threads on this forum but I'm still not sure of the answer. I do know that if a restore of just the c: drive did cause boot problems, I could always go back and restore the whole drive, but I'd rather just do it right the first time. Thanks in advance.