Hey fellas great posts, as usual, thanks! I did find an image from a year ago I had on an external drive. So am I right in thinking that if I use the recovery USB and Image that should restore my computer to pre-incident? I also copied the recovery USB files onto the recovery(E: partition). Atanare since that was the way it was in the first place I'm betting the UEFI would be able to find it. However what I hope to do now is copy the entire C: drive, partitions and all, onto the external hard drive. I think you mentioned this atanare, is there a way to do this? Then Ill go through the steps you stated above atan and should be there. So close!