I understand that I must first make a rescue-cd and I did this. Next comes the actual disk image, which I have done.
1.) When I want to recover by using the disk image Macrium created, do I just plug in the external HDD that houses my image and then simply choose that drive from the Macrium rescue-cd panel?
I was able to boot the rescue-cd, but when I clicked "next", expecting to be taken to the screen that allows me to choose the image, the screen went black and the PC rebooted.
FYI, when i repeated the process without my external HDD plugged in, the PC did not reboot, but I obviously could not get to the disk image.