HP, Compaq, eMachines, Gateway, ViewSonic, Alienware, Best Buy, MicroCenter, Dixon, ZT Group, Seneca Data, Tatung and many more are part of the SoftThinks family of OEMs. SoftThinks manufactures the program "P. C. Angel" installed on my computer. This is a one time run option to burn recovery disks to CD's or DVD's. It is an excellent and fast way to generate recovery disks. You just slide in blank disks and out pop recovery disks that will load the disk image onto a freshly formatted hard drive with all your tweaks - ready to go. I am trying to find a way to do this. Correct me if I am wrong but from what I can tell from reading, Norton Ghost & Acronis won't do this in such a nice "cut and dried" fashion. (If they will even do this at all.) It seems that the Ghost program has to be installed or involved somewhere to accomplish the re-installation. Whereas the "P. C. Angel" disks are stand alone and are self booting and self loading. I am not sure about Acronis though. Does anyone have any experience/suggestions for software that will do this as easily as "P. C. Angel" does? Thanks in advance.