Hi thanks for your time whoever enlightens me with the answer. I am in need of 3 things I am about to replace the 80GB HD in my Laptop for a 160GB one, therefore I have to back up my current C Drive. I have backed up the C drive to an external HD. Then comes the problem, I have to create a boot disk? so I can install my back up files to my new HD I take it? I am following the wizard instructions and place a blank cd-r in the drive and when i try and write to it i get This ERROR MESSAGE!! can anyone help please. 2nd problem I am wanting to restore my Laptop when I have replaced the drive, can someone give me a basic instruction on how to do this I have read tutorials with ATI and its confusing me as I dont want to stuff this up due to time wasting factor. 3rd question I did a complete back up of full C drive as mentioned will that also keep my email setting etc?? thanks for your help guys.