I've already asked questions in this vein concerning Acronis, Ghost and other programs. I find the process too hard to understand.
I'd really like to be able to make a BOOTABLE copy - image or whatever of my hard disk to be able to start afresh with all my data and all my programs in case of a serious crash.
Maybe it isn't really possible.
Just hook up a new hard disk as slave, format it with XP and use a simple program to copy my entire hard disk. Take out the original hard disk and put the new hard disk in as Master, then start up with Windows opening as usual and all my programs functional...
Tell me I'm not dreaming of the moon or point me towards a really simple program for doing this please.