hi, i have a registred copy of PE Personal 2003 Build 278. i want to make a copy of my C drive on a new partition. and i want to create a new partition to put files on that can safely be put there so my XP home will boot quicker and, i think, will help the health of my system's HD. when i installed PE i made the three floppy disks, i just wanted to tell you incase it's relevant. i have 72% free space on my C Drive so i think i should be able to do these two partitions. i have tried before, but i was using a total HDD encryption program that i think messed it up, the first partition failed, i deleted it, but the space it would have occupied was still there, so it seemed i lost about 30% of the space on my HHD. i have read the PDF that comes with the software, but i would like some help from someone who has managed to do what i'm trying to do, as i'm abit scared it will go wrong. i trust Acronis products as the people on this forum i respect recommend your software. i just feel i need abit of help thanks you.