After a recent death in the computer I am faced with rebuilding my machine with new PSU, mobo and CPU; everything else is the same and I have my drives backed up with True Image 10. Once I have got the pc connected up will the drives just pick up where they left off, ie can I install my HDD from my last pc with the new mobo etc?
If you had Cloned the old drive with Acronis, then yes everything should work on the 'new' pc, because that is what Cloning is for, i.e. 'moving' a drive from one pc to another. A normal backup with Acronis I am not so sure about.
Technotiger, not sure about this or that I made myself totally clear so excuse me if I'm being dense! I have an image of my HDD on an external HDD, as it is an image can I not retrieve the data from this? The problem with your solution is that I was not intending on replacing my HDD and therefore cannot set them up as slaves.
Here's a thought if you wouldn't mind ventruing an opinion though - my curent set up (PSU died, killed mobo and not sure what else yet) had two SATA drives in RAID 0 as master and an IDE drive which was used for photo/music storage. I have both backed up separately with True Image on the external. So if I can't get data from my external for the OS, could I put my IDE slave in as the master and do a clean reinsatll, have the SATA drives installed as slaves (not sure if this would work with being in RAID), retrieve data, swap the discs and then put my old slave image back onto the IDE?