Any comments; There has bee a lot of tooing and froing about FDISR and HDD failure. I fully understand "ISR" concept. However ,and correct me if I am wrong, I have been working on assumption that it is possible to recover a crashed HD using archive (or even snapshot)stored on external HD. I think we may have discussed this before. Scenario: Normal working in Primary HD... single 'C' partition for OS and apps, other partitions for photos, videos etc -Image 'C'weekly to External HD with IFD/BING ( copy other partitions as req.) -Daily or more frequent refresh of secondaries on Primary HD and .arx file to External HD. -Have copies of photos, videos, old work data etc on External hd. AARRGGH; Primary HD software catastrophe NO OS ! No data! SO THEN: Boot into primary internal HD with BING -partition (if req Pete ) nothing fancy just storage options. -restore image from external HD to 'C' but having forgotten to image last week now; 3 weeks out of date. BUT: -Now have functional OS and FDISR. -Fire up FDISR and go to .arx file on external HD which is <24hrs old. -Create new primary with .arx file. -Reboot. Yay. Is this plausible? I hope so. I have been sort of relying on this as a concept but not tested it yet. ( I probably could test a variant of this with BING and creating new boot partition to check restore with .arx; but too lazy ) Please comment. Regards. Ps in event of real hardware failure on Primary HD I suspect this may not be so simple! More like migrating to new HD and might require very different reinstalls of drivers and new mobo etc...., but in essence it may work even then?