Please advise: I am trying to recover from a hard disk crash on a secondary disk drive. I am considering a disk imaging program. I have been backing up my data to my ZIP drive and to my secondary hard disk. My config is: AMD2000 CPU; 80GB HDD (System); 60GB HDD (Secondary); Win XP Pro; 512MB RAM; Iomega ZIP100, DVD; CDRW; 1.4MB FDD; DSL internet; both HDD are single NTFS partition. Background: I have many installed apps so slipstreaming WIN XP Pro SP1 and WIN XP Pro SP2 onto a single install CD would require re-installation of all apps if system recovery were necessary. I would rather build a disk image system recovery CD that would contain all my apps. It appears that Acronis True Image might be the answer that I need. I would like to use my secondary HDD as the backup location for the system image, but I am concerned that it's size is insufficient (60G won't hold 80G). Questions: Will Acronis True Image be able to make system disk images of a larger disk and store them on a smaller disk drive? Will its restore function foul up the partition on the larger disk? If I also store my data, backed up via other backup programs, on that same smaller disk would the hidden system reserve area required by True Image conflict with my data? Could I use CDRs to store the disk images? Would I be better off to buy an external USB hard disk to store the system disk images and reserve my secondary disk strictly for data? I would appreciate any replies. Remember I'm an old guy without much knowledge. PC's are only a hobby for me.