seems like everything I try tells me I need an ISO to make an ISO...this is definitely counter-productive and a bit stupid. I finally found (I thought) something that would allow me to make an ISO (It's on Windows 7, didn't even know it was there!) I tried to create an ISO for restoration purposes. What happens? I get an ISO. But I had over 857 megs of files....and the ISO is 1.37 MB. You read that correctly, 1.37MB. Obviously, NOT all there! I'm trying to create an ISO to try one last solution on my External drive. I create (or assume I create) from a folder, but I STILL get 1.37 MB. There's nothing in the ISO. NOTHING OK, it's obvious that I must be doing something wrong. The question is : WHAT? how do I get that ISO to be the correct size so I can attempt my last solutions?