DISASTER REC0VERY REDUX After reading the responses to my last post, I was even more confused than when I started. So, with apologies to my original responders, I'll try one more time to unravel the confusion on my part: I have two pcs: a desktop and laptop. Only the desktop can write CDs/DVDs. Both have one disk, the Boot Disk, which contains the system, applications, and data. I have two external drives (one for each pc) for backup purposes. As I understand it, if I make a rescue disk on my desktop, and place all optional software requested by the program on it, that will work on a new disk in either of my pcs to boot up. Then I have to use one of my backup sets on either of the external hard disks when restoring the system to complete the system restore. But when I back up am I backing up just the one partition on either of my pcs from the Boot Disk. Do I ignore empty space, do I use a sector by sector approach, or a mirror image. And why do I need a boot corrector? I would appreciate anyone explaining these questions, since reading the manual has produced even more confusion. Thanks.