I have a hard drive in one of my PC's that needs to have it's data backed up and the hard drive also needs to be re-formatted. A clean install of XP would definitely be beneficial as well. Right now, the PC won't even start. So I put the HD in another computer, and am now making a back up image using Acronis True Image. The problem: If I reformat this hard drive then restore the old HD image, it would probably still have the same problem with not starting. I need to find a way to restore installed programs and vital data AFTER reformatting the computer and performing a clean install of Windows XP which would fix the problem with the PC not starting. Hopefully this post was clear enough. If you have any questions, I will respond promptly. Thank you.