see thats the beauty of acronis and ghost , you can Schedule it to save an image for you, i have mine set for everyday at 5:30am. see the reason why i have it is because i am always overclocking and when you do that sometimes i file gets lost and you are unable to get onto windows at all not even safe mode, dont ask me why this happens but i think it has somthng to do with overclocking the memory, anyway i have had to reload the OS at least 7 times before i was smart enough to get another hard drive for backing up acronis images, luckily i have only had to use it once since i got it, but very very worth having, for me anyway..
ASUS A8V Deluxe MOBO rev 2
AMD Athlon64 3500+ 90nm Winchester Core,OC'd @2.6ghz
PNY-Geforce 6800gt, OC@ 420/1.15
2x512MB Corsair Xms Xpert XL pc3200 2-2-2-5
2xWestern Digital Raptors 1-36.7G 1-74G 10,000 RPM HD/ 1x 160gb maxtor
Im water cooled now with swiftech mcw6002 and dangerden maze 4