Hey guys, please help me! OK, I have a dell laptop with a hard drive that will probably boot about 3 more times and that's it; SHE"S DEAD. So, I now have a new hard drive, a USB external hard drive, and Acronis True Image. Form searching, it looks like imaging is more reliable than cloning, so I think I'll do that instead of cloning. I have an image on the USB external drive now. My old drive has 3 partitions; the dos one, the main one with operating system, and a dell recovery partition. What do I do to restore the old stuff onto the new drive exactly how it was with the 3 separate partitions etc Also, I made the image from within Windows. Should I do it from the bootable CD as I read that as well is more reliable. Thanks for any help guys.