I am interested in adding drive imaging to my backup scheme, but I am a bit confused about one issue. Having just repaired some bad sectors in my HD I want to make sure an image will avoid the need to reinstall applications if it happens again. So... Assume I experience another bad sector problem on my HD and I then repair the HD using the manufacturer's diagnostic tools. Will a disk image restore to this HD when the bad sectors have been quarrantined (reallocated)? That is, if the image file has data to be restored to sector "nnn" and sector "nnn" is not available due to the repair, will the restore still work around this? I am running a Dell 8400, with WinXP Pro, SP2; Seagate 160 GB SATA boot disk; WD 250 GB HD for secondary storage, and an external networked HD for backups using Windows BU utility. Thanks.