Does True Image 8 or True Image 9 "Mark" or "Fingerprint" the hard disk drives it Backs Up or Restores To like Ghost does? Two of the features of Ghost that I really dislike are: 1) When you start Ghost running it wants to "Mark" all the hard disk drives visible to it by writing a hexadecimal code to a sector on the disk drives' boot track (Track Zero). You can tell Ghost not to do it, but you must tell Ghost not to do it each time you run the program. There is no way to say "never do this." If you forget to tell Ghost not to mark the drives, you have to use a disk drive editor that can write directly to "the metal" to get rid of the marking. 2) When you do a restore, Ghost automatically writes an additional file, called a "Fingerprint File," to the newly restored disk drive. There is a command to block this, but the command does not work and is not scheduled to be repaired by the publisher. So, you end up hunting for the Fingerprint File to find it and erase it. I believe that the whole idea behind image backup and image restore is to create an exact, unadulterated record of a functioning hard disk drive setup so as to be able to restore that exact image in case of an unrecoverable failure. This is why I always run from bootable floppy or bootable CD so that my filesystem is not in use during backup or restore. Could someone please tell me, does True Image 8 or True Image 9 change the disk contents in anyway whatsoever during backup or during restore? Can I finally achieve my goal of exact backup and exact restore if I switch to True Image? Thank you for any information and advice you can offer.