I have a 120GB Maxtor drive that I believe is starting to fail for good. A few months ago it started clicking, so I ran seatools and it stopped. Lately on startup the computer is loading slower than normal. Its a P4 3.2ghz HT 800FSB with 2GB PC3200 ram. Windows XP Ive done virus/spyware scans. Its clean. This morning, CHKDSK started up on its own. It fixed a bunch of stuff in the file system, I can post a log later.(working ATM) At the end of the log it found 8kb worth of stuff in damaged sectors. So im thinking its going to give out soon. Seatools isnt finding anything. I'll try a full CHKDSK, last full run that I did it found nothing wrong, but that was a few months ago. Im preparing for possible failure real soon. And I need advice for some options. I want to either... Put in a new hard drive, and copy my existing one onto it using Acronis. Or Fresh install windows XP. I know starting new would be the best for the system. But I have alot of applications/settings that I want to keep. If I go with the drive cloning, are there any risk that I should know about? Thanks in advance.