I have two 250 gig hard drives (SATA). First hard drive split into 2 partitions. Second hard drive is 1 partition. First partition on 1st hard drive at 15 gigs. This is where I have XP Pro installed and various programs. I just install what I call essential programs into C:\Program Files and install everything else on mainly the second partition of the first hard drive (E:\). Second hard drive is mainly for files, games, and backups (though I do also have games installed on 2nd partition of 1st hard drive). My question is related to making an Acronis (11) backup of just the first partition of first hard drive (C:\) and putting it on the second hard drive (D:\). If say I had a severe Windows crash and I had to use Acronis to restore that 1st partition (from the backup, and I would be using the Acronis CD I made to do the restore). Is the computer going to be back where it was, where all links to the other partition and other hard drive are still intact? I would think so but want to be sure in case this situation ever happened (cause it's why I'm making these backups in the first place).