This is a query is about backing up XP as both a full image & snapshots for rolling back. Background: I am presently recovering from a h/w failure and had to install a 2nd box which was already operable, but not complete. The previous box had XP and for backup on that I used Faststone Driveclone 5 (despite it's age and limitations) and it worked very acceptably for all desired features; both for images and snapshots on & off the PC's HDD. Now that it is time to re-install I am taking another look at what seems as good. These are the ones I am considering: Driveclone 5 (again); Keriver 1-Click; FirstDefense-ISR (yes, I still have it...); Drive Snapshot; ShadowProtect. My goals in this effort: 1. To have a full image backup on a separate HDD as well as a fully cloned system kept on standby in case of HDD failure. 2. Snapshots kept on the in-use HDD (but hidden) for use in the event that roll-back is needed for any reason. 3. At least one pre-boot option to restore snapshots. 4. The ability to use alternate boot media to restore fully if needed. There is only one serious complication=> Besides the NTFS system partition it also has a FAT16 partition with a minimal OS as well as BartPE as a boot option. (This PC does not have Linux on it.) As a result of the multi-booting scenario I have ruled out the following: EAZ-FIX; Lazesoft products; Comodo Time Machine. I did consider the new AX64 and a few others (Acronis, Paragon, etc...) but found that those already mentioned are closest in features and are either ones I already have or consider affordable. Using them in tandem is also a consideration. I seek opinions as well as suggestions for which of these things coexist well together based upon actual experiences from fellow XP users here. Thanks !!!