My Dell Inspiron 1100 has been acting up the last few days so I contacted Dell and they had me ugrade Flash Bios, Video Drivers and Touch Pad Drivers. As a result of the Power Management problem not being fixed(Can't wake it up in the morning after being on all night with lid closed. Have to unplug A/C and pull battery, then install battery and plug in A/C and then merely touch power button and it's good to go) So they sent me a new H/D and Memory Module for me to change. I have copied my address book, Favorite, Pictures and other files I generated to reload. I was thinking of a complete system back up and reload from that but was leary that it may just move the problem to the new H/D. Besides reinstalling the OS XP Home Edition from CD would probably be a cleaner job. Just wondering if anyone had any good tips or things to look for during this process, since I have not really had much experience in this. Changing the components is a piece of cake just looking for some encoursging comments about the reinstallation of all the software. I wont start till Tuesday 28th since I will be out of the area a few days. Thanks in advance for your pending comments.