Of course I prefer to have my system partition cleanest possible when doing a system backup, just right after windows installment. But often I have come across people who want to do a windows imaging even when they suspect the hard disk is bad, so to be able to restore the system. This sounds silly to me. But to be more sure, I want to hear your point of view on this matter. Because maybe, some imaging software like True Image (I´m using TI9) is able to do that magic and restoring some kind of healthier system right from the image. To me, of course this makes no sense, or is this really possible?