Here's a brief background: I have an old laptop, does not run XP, only Win98, only has a cd-rom (no burner). I recently had a Win98 crash, it wouldn't even boot in safe mode, took days to get it running fully again (as the IBM recovery cd wouldn't work unless windows was already installed, very weird). Anyways, on to the TI question. I own TI 8, it has served me well on one of my desktop computers. On the laptop I created a partition on the hard drive and stored an image of the freshly restored c drive on the new d partition. Because my laptop is old I'd like to save on resources so I thought maybe I could just use the bootable recover disk to restore that image if Win98 crashes (rather than activating startup recovery manager). The recover CD I created on my desktop running XP, as my laptop doesn't have a burner. Would this XP(NTFS) created recover CD work with the laptop running Win98 (FAT32)? Or is the operating system irrelevent since its a bootable cd? I hope I explained things well enough. Another quick related question: would using secure zone and activating startup recovery manager use up a lot of system resources? Should I also use this on my laptop, if it won't affect Win98 performance? Thanks for any help. Edit: Also, the partition I created on the laptop was a logical/extended partition. Is this okay for restoration when Windows crashes, or should I have made it a primary partition?