Hi, I want to have an image of my drive in case of a failure, re formating and installing XP and then re-registering all the core programs I use is much too time consuming. I don't want to use Norton Ghost as Norton has been nothing but problems and a great slow down to my system over the last 3 years so I am looking for something else. I have no removable drives except for my DVD/CD burner. I want to take a snapshot of a virgin installation & reuse it again if I need to and then restore the data in those folders. In addition, for this to be useful to me I need to be able restore this to a drive that has been corrupted so I will need to restore to a drive I cannot boot from. For DVD burning software I have Nero Ultra edition V 22.214.171.124 (Latest V6 build) When I tried to backup my D drive (NEC DVD/CD burner) TI9 rejected the DVD+R media Two questions: 1. Will TI9 indeed back up directly to a DVD using my software and create a backup source that will restore the image of the OS, bootability and NTFS? 2. My drive is 250 gigs my total drive space used is 7.5 gigs. Will TI9 only back up the 7.5 gigs using one or two DVDs or will it require me to back up all 250 gigs? As much as I dislike Norton, Ghost was a bit more intuitive than I have found this to be. Advice? Thanks!