I tried to restore from a backup created on my secondary HDD. I started in Windows, and it asked me to reboot, and then I selected verify image and then restore. I got an error window that the archive was corrupted, and I clicked OK 3 or 4 times and then nothing happened after that. The window was at the beginning of the restore process. I tried Ctrl-Alt-Delete without success. I had to do a hard reset and then restarted, just to confirm my worst fears that the MBR was gone . I'm writing this on another PC. I tried to put the "fix MBR" file on a floppy, but it wouldn't fit. Is my only solution to boot from my operating system recovery cd, format, reinstall and then try to recover the "corrupted" archive somehow? My OS is Win XP SP1, and I was running TI9, build 2227 . I never got around to creating a rescue floppy or CD . Please post back in this forum. Thanks.