Partition Image (NOT Backup) I can understand that if an entire disk is "cloned" that both the original and cloned disks should not be simultaneously active within the same system. Does this precaution also apply to an "imaged" system partition? Assume a system with 2 identical internal disks. (for clarity I am using TI's method of numbering disks which is different to Windows) Partition_1 on Disk_1 is the system partition (assume C: drive) and contains a Windows XP Pro OS. This partition is "imaged" to Partition_1 on Disk_2 (assume D: drive). So the system as a whole should now contain 2 identical partitions on 2 physically separate internal disks. Questions: 1. Is it necessary to disconnect Disk_2 for normal operation? 2. If the data cables are swapped between Disk_1 and Disk_2 will the system boot from physical Disk_2? (which the system should now see as Disk_1) (I am assuming that niether the MBR nor boot.ini file needs to be changed - yes or no?) 3. If the data cables are left in their normal places (data cable_1 to disk_1; data cable_2 to disk_2) and the boot process is interrupted (Del key) and Disk_2 is selected as the 1st boot device will the system boot from Disk_2? Or does the MBR and boot.ini file have to be changed to use Disk_2 as the 1st boot device if the data cables are in their normal postions?