Does anyone have some good suggestion for a program that can duplicate exactly to a tee your hard drive with all programs & settings just as they would be as if in an immediate snapshot? This is the one area of computing that escapes my full knowledge. I read all over the place about imaging programs and cloning ones but prefer to hear from some experiences you have had personally with such an app and which one is best for such a task. My intention is to duplicate sector for sector and byte for byte a present system in order to transfer it (programs and all) onto another new hard drive (partition) in the event of either a hard drive or O/S failure to boot. All suggestions are appreciated. I give up long ago trying to use a Norton Ghost or True Image because you can read even today where they suffer from conflicts, corruptions, and other time consuming frustrations i would rather do without.