This is a totally noob question, but all the reading I have done has not gotten me exactly the answer I need. I bought Arconis True Image 10 Home not too long ago and completely wiped my HD clean. I did a fresh install of XP Pro and all my most needed applications. I then created a full backup of that drive (one partition for windows, one for all the programs). It was my hope that if I ran into problems later I could easily revert to that point and not have to go through a painful format/reinstall of XP. I seem to have run into those problems now and I wanted to restore that image. When I ran True Image and recovered from that backup archive I did get all the files I had back, but nothing that had been added since was removed. I don't want this, I want the drive to be exactly the way it was when I made the image. Do I have to format the drives first? If I do format the drive can I run the bootable media and restore from the image (on another HD) even though Windows is not installed? If Windows is not installed, will I still be able to browse to the drive the image is actually on? And finally, if I completely format the drive will True Image create the partitions for me, or do I have to create them before I run True Image, and if so do the partitions have to be exactly the same size as before, or just large enough to fit the data from the image on?