|Thank you for your reply.|
C: is a partition on a working hard drive with D:/ as the one which I'm using. I've read some posts where the second drive is set up as the slave but none where the second drive is set up as the master.
I've just gotten Acronis and backed up my entire hard drive to a portable one. It seems that to get the true ghost image back, I'll have to use the recover function. Am I correct? If I'm right, this means that there will be 3 hardrives in play before all the data gets to the new hard drive.
In setting up the master-slave relationships with the jumpers, do I do it strait off or should there be an intermediate step? Thanks again for your help. GB