Using ShadowProtect 3.2, installed, on WinXP SP2. I need to do an HIR on my system in order to remove a RAID card (3ware 9650LP, configured as RAID1 with two Seagate 750mb drives partitioned into 4 drives, apps and windows all on C, data only on other drives) and migrate to a single Samsung Spinpoint (or similar) 1tb SATA, directly connected to the mobo, no RAID. As a safety measure I want to keep the RAID card and 2 drives "intact", so that if anything goes wrong with the HIR I can remove the new drive, reverse the BIOS changes, and put them back in the system. Am I correct that the steps in sequence should be as follows? am I missing anything? 1. full backup, verified, poked at to explore from R.E. CD boot 2. remove RAID card. attach new drive to mobo. 3. In BIOS, make changes as necessary for new drive. 4. continue to boot into Recovery Environment 5. do restore What Restore options should be used.. my uncertain choice in  Partition Active [yes] Restore MBR [no] Restore disk signature [no ??] Restore hidden track [no] I have 2 DVD drives, so I can get anything needed for the new drive from its CD. 6. Probably have to reactivate WinXP. Any comments very, very welcome.