Hi folks,, if someone can help me with this Acronis Secure Zone thing,,, i badly needed to backup my HDD, i had heard about Acronis alot, i m using trial version now. So when i formatted everything n installed everthing i opened Acronis thought it would be better to back up a freshly installled OS. Then this Secure Zone pop up came n i thought it would back up my HDD. So i went further n clicked yes yes,,,, it was late in the night. It said it would back up the entire System Volume Info , i thought it was a good thing, as i waited ,,,it rebooted n took a wooping 5GB from c: Now i know pressing F11 would bring up the System Restore window in case of computer crashes. I could see instantly when i opened My computer the total space i had was 12 GB but now it went to 9 GB. http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq12/pinso/Afterssss.png I tried Easus partion manager n tried resizing but invisible partition is not seen,, tried the Hiren Boot CD, samething....Some how that 5GB invisible partition remained invisible. I reformated again as i had the back up but amazingly the full size of my HDD in c: was 12 GB but still 9GB. It couldn't format that portion of partition in c: I googled n saw some people with same problem n someone mentioned Partition manager which obviously i did n tried ,,,no good. If someone could help i would remain greatful. http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq12/pinso/Safezone.png http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq12/pinso/Diskmanagement.png I'll be honest , actually i think i didn't let the Secure Zone thing complete by itself. u see i badly needed to make a backup of my c: , so after opening ATI, the Secure Zone option came n i proceeded further ,,,it read n rebooted n started reading n reading, it was already late night. When the Desktop came, it contenously read, in the Task bar the ATI icon came n u know theicon starts glowing telling that ATI is still working something n placing the mouse pointer above the icon shows the ratio percent, it was still 0% to complete. At that time i thought the Secure zone had completed its process. In hurry i just stopped the dam thing. N continued to back up my C: ( which i felt glad to do ) Now i h removed the c: n d:inside the Secure Zone but when i see on My Computer the sapace is only 9 GB , how do i remove the Invisible partition.