Last night I purchased TI8 from Newegg via download and installed on my system. I then attempted to create a full backup of my hard drive. TI asked me to create another partition on the harddrive where this backup would be stored. It said that it had to complete 6 steps. It only completed 2 of the 6 and then said that it needed to shutdown and reboot the system. This was my computer's last dying breath. After posting and searching for drives, it simply hangs (it doesn't even make it to the WIN98 splash screen). Neither F8 nor F11 do anything. I rebooted to my floppy with my win98 rescue disk and ran FDISK. When viewing available partitions, it only shows one partition. This patition is what I believe to be the securezone (as it is the same size as the one that I requested TI to make). Problem is, my main partition appears to have been wiped out. The only encouraging thing that I can see is that the created partition shows that it is 32% full. I'm hoping this means that it managed to backup before destroying my windows partition. Can anyone shed any light on this situation? Is my partition still there but invisible to DOS? If so, how do I get it back. If not, how can I try to recover what''s in the secure zone? (I have no documentation because I purchased TI as a download). I spoke to someone from Acronis via livechat last evening, but the only advice she had was to insert the Win98 setup disk and run fix /mbr. The only problem is that I do not get this option. Windows setup looks at my harddrive and sees that I do not have a viable disk partition and only gives me the option to either create a new partition or exit setup. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.