I've bought Disk Director suite and True image. I succesfully imaged my hardrive onto a second disk. (Thanks for your help.) I'm now planning to partition my drive. I've done a couple of dummy runs in creating a partition and I can see how it works. I've read the relevant bits of the guide and trawled the forum but I'm unclear on some basic points. My plan is to create partitions for my music, video, pictures and pc games. I have XP and one partition: 'C' on which the whole of my data resides. 1) Am I right in assuming I should make individual partitions for each category ie Music videos etc? 2) Am I right in thinking the OS will remain on my C drive 3) Should I be considering partitions for anything else? 4) I have numerous other programmes like Adaware, Mcaffee, windows washer, ACRONIS, Fraps etc, too numerous to list. Which partition do I put those type of programmes? 5) Am I right in thinking all these new partitions will be logical? I'm assuming OS stays on C drive. 6) How do I physically transfer this data to the partition once it's been created? Is that done through teh Acronis software 7) What happens to my photos on the kodak software and my music on Musicmatch? Do I transfer Kodak and Music match to a partition? Thanks for your help again.