Hi there... seems as though I may have proceded with my adventure a little too prematurely!! Objective: Create a second XP Pro install with none of the bloatware so I can enjoy gaming at better frame rates and with only the basic drivers installed. Problem: Acer Ferrari laptop with XP Pro, 100Gig drive partitioned into four, c: 48 gig, d: orig 50 now 35 gig, a new partition of about 14 gig for my new OS and a original Acer system restore hidden of about 2gig. (Excuse me if the math is not exact) Now I have the lastest True image and Disk Director(as of today) and used them to create the new partition and then I performed a backup of the c: drive only. I then used OS selector to make the new partition active and installed the True Image rescue disk in the dvd drive and rebooted to it. I then replaced the dvd disk with the one containing the two part back up. I selected the first file to restore but when I went to pick the destination true image would only let me restore it to the original partition and not to the new partition. So I opted to restore "files and folders" and now it allowed me to put it where I wanted. After pressing proceed the machine started to work but within about 10 seconds...... reboot!!!!!!! without any warning!!!! Anyhow it was obvious that I had done something wrong!! So after making the original c: drive active again my computer was working as before. So I tried to install XP Pro off of my oem disk that came with my desktop...... no problems!!! but that does not help me with all the drivers that are missing nor does it make it very easy to refresh my os when it gets plugged up. Any suggestions?