A useful utility on the cover disk of Australian PC authority ( http://www.pcauthority.com.au/ ) is Paragon's Hard Disk Manager (9.5 SE)
I am often confronted with students who have trashed their Hard Drives (or the drive have magically trashed themselves). This utility allows you to create a complete backup of the drive. Additionally if you want to upgrade your HDD to a bigger one it has a wizard to do this.
Also included is Magix Music Maker Silver for those of you who want to create your own "original " music.