Hi i had a few questions, years and year ago i used to back up and to a cd with Norton ghost, and have also used acronis true home image. I understand that this program will back up to dvd as well as hard drive. Im assuming these discs you make are not bootable and you must rely on the program running. I'm also assuming the only bootable disc is the emergency one to boot into the program on hard drive to install. Is this assumption that the only way to restore your images is to have the program running in windows? are they any programs that could use bootable discs and not need to have the program constantly running ? is there no advantage burning the dvd's if you have to use the program and just run from an external hard drive. My concern is, if using this program is it similar to windows system restore, in terms of secure file deletion, you secure delete files but traces are allways there ? or would this program not effect secure erasing ?