Hi William, I used Partition Magic 8 yesterday to resize the partitions on my 80gig hard drive running XP pro. They seem to have worked. I backed up my C drive 10gig to my G drive partition 40 gig using Drive Image 7 I then created another image set to DVD and tested it afterwards to make sure it was bootable. The BIOS must be set to boot from CD/DVD When I did the Images before from one drive to the other, I used Drive Copy to clone drive one to drive two.. I notice in the Drive Image 7 options there is an option to copy the drive to another, have you tried that? When cloneing drives I found I had to remove the clone or the computer would not know which drive to boot from. Whichever drive installed would be bootable. Mike ~ It is a good day if I learned something new. Editor MikesWhatsNews see ~ http://www.mwn.ca <mikeswhatsnews-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx?Subject=subscribe> See my Anti-Virus pages <http://www3.telus.net/mikebike/mikes_virus_page.htm> <virusinfo-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx?Subject=subscribe> A Technical Support Alliance & OWTA Charter Member ******* Mike's REPLY SEPARATOR ********* On 11/8/2004 at 6:40 AM William B. Lurie wrote: I've been experimenting for quite a while, trying to find a reliable, reproducible procedure for making an exact copy of the full XP and everything that is in the "Master" partition on my hard drive. I want a duplicate that I can just plug in, when my main drive fails. I have Partition Magic 8 and Drive Image 7........and I have no trouble making a copy which boots as HDD-1 when I change my BIOS. But when I try the copy as a stand-alone, setting BIOS back to HDD-0, it does not boot past the light blue Windows screen. I'd appreciate hearing from anybody who has a detailed, step-by-step procedure, using the software I mentioned, which he or she has found to work every time, and give a clone which is indistinguishable from the original. Thanks. William B. Lurie For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.