Okay, I'm backed up now. My 17 gigs reside safely on 18 CD-Rs that have been verified. If XP Home goes crazy, I couldn't care less because my data is safe. But what if hard drive catches fire, or melts or sneaks out of the box and run off with the toaster. Am I going to have any problems loading my stuff on a new drive. I know this is pretty basic, but I haven't been able to find anything in the FAQs to make me feel that all bases have been covered. If it's there, I must have missed it. But what's the answer?