Hi, Having just built my first computer, having it work for a couple of weeks and then crash 2 times in one weekend, meaning I lose everything, twice! I decided I really should use a proper backup program to prevent me having all these dramas again! I have purchased ATI 10 Home, which I'm pleased with so far. I dont fully understand the manual though and I have some really basic questions that are narking me. I have so far: 1 - Made a backup image on my second HDD of my entire C drive. 2 - Created a bootable CD 3 - Created and activated acronis secure zone on my C drive (with new MBR) 4 - Created a second backup image of the C drive in the secure zone on drive C. 5 - Created another backup image of the C drive on a DVD. 6 - Validated all backup images succesfully. Please excuse me if my terminology isn't quite upto par. I hope you understand what I mean. What I want to know now, is how I would restore my C: drive if: 1 - The C: HDD actually mechanically failed. 2 - Windows will not load. The way I understand it at present is: 1 - Install a new HDD as master. Then bootup and press F11 for Acronis. Then use backup from either D: drive or DVD to restore the brand new master HDD to C: again. (a) - Is it that easy? 2 - Press F11 at boot, to enter acronis, and then restore files from Secure zone on C drive to repair/overwrite windows installation. Have I got this right? I'd really like to know that I have got a good fall back plan now. Many thanks to all that help, regards, Ben.