Hay all! I was directed to Acronis by a user of another forum related to the PC manufacture I recently purchased from. I have a Dell Dim. 4700, Win XP Pro, and it came with the Dell PC Restore by Symantec hidden partition that is brought up by pressing "Ctrl+F11" on boot-up. I understand that this utility is stored on a hidden partition of the HDD and there is no way to back it up without using some kind of imaging software. I also understand that TI 8.0 is the best program out there that will allow me to image that partition as well as everything else, including putting another clone of it on an external HDD which I would immediately do. I would just like to receive confirmation that the above is true. Thanks for a great forum! Erik.