Have you used the Disk Cleanup Wizard on your drive? If not, go to Start, then to Run, and type in "cleanmgr.exe" (without the quotes) and press Enter. It'll prompt you through the steps to clean a bunch of stuff that you may not need on your system.
FWIW - I have a 36 gB hard drive for my operating system and a 74 gB hard drive for my data, files, and backups. And I use Acronis True Image on a regular basis.
Then I got a 120 gB USB drive because my backup drive died while I was formatting my primary drive. More stuff for Acronis to do!
The point here is that backing up is good - but it's no good if the equipment fails. You should see the lengths that business' go through to ensure that there's a backup available (some of the folks in New Orleans still have their data because they backed it up out of their region - just in case of a disaster like this).
Keep your eyes open for another hard drive on sale - you can find one fairly cheap that way. They're easy to install and you can't put a price on the data that they hold (my dead hard drive held all of my photos for the last 3 years - luckily I had a spare copy of my wedding photo's or the wife would have killed me!
Finally, ensure that you've got adequate free space on your drives. I'd recommend 25%, but don't let it go under 15% - Windows uses that free space at times!
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