Hello - My desk top hard drive has been giving me a bootup warning for about a week that my hard drive is operating outside parameters. Pressing F-1, it works fine, but I bought Acronis True Image 9 and an external (USB) hard drive to create a clone to transfer to a new hard drive ASAP. I used the automatic version of clone and it said it worked. But I couldn't figure out how to be sure I have a good copy before having a new hard drive installed (no paperwork with the software) so I went on line. There I learned that I should have upgraded the Acronis version I just received from Tiger Direct - which I then did. I executed the upgrade, which seemed to work fine, only to read later that I should first have uninstalled the original. Oh well - all seems to be well, but now I see that I should have created boot cd's to proceed. Well, I don't have a CD burner in this computer - only a floppy drive. Apaprently I can't check or start the clone I saved without this - that explains why there are no instructions for going from the clone to the new hard drive - which of course will have no operating system on it until I clone it back from the removable HD! So I feel that I am going nowhere, except having spent money to reach a dead end. To sumarize, here is what I have: I have a cloned hard drive (I think) on my removable HD that was made with an apparently older version of True Image 9. I have then supposedly upgraded the Acronis software on the failing hard drive to the newest version, but this isn't what was used to create the clone on the removable. I have no clue how to create the "boot CD's" without a burner - saw mention of using floppies, but no instructions. If/when I have a checkable and good clone on the removable, what then happens to get that onto the new internal? I've spent several hours on this this morning doing the advertised minutes-to-done clone and install of new HD, and haven't made any headway - nor can I see any basic info on the process in the "online manual". Thanks for any help you can offer!