I see that it is a "new feature" of ATI tht it will not waste space in its image backups by including pagefile.sys or hiberfile.sys; certainly an intelligent feature. But how intelligent is it really? I have two drives, and have always put my pagefile on the non-system one (D, having been taught from an early age that I could get some performance benefit by paging to another spindle than the one my programs are loaded from. So... I have been imaging D: for some days now (archive/incremental) and just this morning had occasion to restore something from it. That worked quite well BTW and I enjoyed having a set of incrementals to choose from; however I noticed there among the files my pagefile.sys. So I plugged the image, turned off "Hide protected OS files" in the explorer, and there it was: 1.5GB of wasted space in my disk image. So assuming pagefile.sys is ever omitted from an image backup, I conclude it is omitted only only if it is on the boot partition.