I am looking for suggestions as to the best way to completely back up my hard drive such that if I experience a drive crash, I can quickly and easily bring up my backup solution very quickly. I have read that some people install an identical slave drive and just do a complete copy to it periodically. This seems feasible but how would I go about implementing it? Are there any other ways to do this? My system is as follows: Dell Dimension 4100 P3-866 running XP PRO. 512 MB PC133 NTFS-formated 60GB HD partioned into 20GB and 40GB drives MS Office 2000 IE6 OE6 I am very concerned that my documents and Outlook Express email files and settings be preserved. I am looking for any and all possible solutions and a step-by-step procedure to implement it would be nice as well.:b I don't ask for much, do I? Thanks for your help/suggestions!