I recently recovered from a hard disk corruption requiring Partitioning, Formatting, ReInstallation of the OS & Window XP Home & any UpDates of both, and finally ReInstallation of my approximately 50 applications, totaling a bit over half of my approx. 70 Gb drive. I don't want to EVER have to go through THAT again !!!, SOooo ... I got a 100 Gb external (small, like a pack of cards) USB connected & powered hard drive, and purchased Acronis True Image Home 10.0. Created a boot CD, and did a full backup of my system. Now if my HD corrupts or quits, how would I recover to a new HD, not the same as the 1st Would I get USB using the boot disc?