I'm happily using my full version of TI9 and have successfully tested backup and restore multiple times. I'm currently backing up to a second SATA internal hard drive which is used exclusively for that purpose and is almost all used as the Secure Zone. I understand that there is some risk in having my backup (disk image) where it is (electrical problems, etc.), but that's a risk I'm reasonably comfortable with and I do have a networked third hard drive (Ximeta NetDisk) to which I back up all data files (only data files, thus far), using a different software product. When I set up TI9, I activated Startup Recovery. I have since learned that having it activated precludes me from booting into safe mode. This is not a monumental problem but after reading many posts on this forum, I am still not clear under which circumstances it is advisable and under which it is not to have Recovery Manger activated, as opposed to having to use the Acronis Recovery Disk I created. Regarding the famous NTLDR is missing, this occurs with every recovery attempt, at least with every attempt I've made by imposing F11 Startup Recovery Manager. Rather than run through another recovery to try it, could someone inform me whether I will get the same bootup error if I used the Recovery Disk? If yes, how about if I deactivated Startup Recovery and used the Recovery Disk, would I still get the NTLDR missing error? Finally, without getting rid of the Security Zone, what is the proper way to get rid of the Startup Recovery Manager, so that I could boot into Safe Mode if I wanted? Does running FIXMBR get rid of it and is that the proper way to do so? Thanks!