Currently my laptop is my dream computer. Everything is perfect- all the programs I need are configured exactly the way I want them, and everything runs so smoothly. And like all computer users, I have bad dreams of the unthinkable happening…hard drive crashes, theft, accidents…that shit keeps me up at night. I wish to back everything up by cloning the laptop’s hard drive to an external usb hard drive, and then making that external hdd bootable. Is it even possible to boot from an external hdd? I have Norton Ghost, and Partition magic to resize everything. To do what I want to do, should I use Ghost’s “create a backup image of the hard drive” function, or the ‘copy one drive to another’ function?? And then how do I make what I copied bootable?? (I do know how to manipulate the BIOS boot order however) Many a thanks.