thank you very much for the reply.
but i would really like to have an exact copy using the disks just in case i miss anything such as files i may have forgotten about.
im very new to this so i was hoping you could give me a rough idea on how to do this with nero 6.
ive searched neros site and this one also but cant find a dummy guide lol.
also, should i just format the new hd then do the install or should i install a fresh 98 os and update it, then try the bakups on it?
i just want the easiest way (who doesnt lol) to do it and im hoping the new nero will work even though the backup was made with an older version of nero.