I want to back up my hard drive(including the xp installation) on a cd/cds such that i could reload it whenever i like to install the os from scratch. I have heard about norton ghost. has anyone done it .? It would be like someone installs the os and then the drivers and the required softwares and defragment the drive and make a backup .now whenever he need to install a fresh ,what he has to do is just copy the material from the cd to the harddrive and restart the machine.