I had initially set up a secure zone on a second (SATA) drive. The zone was about 30Gig and contained many incremental backups. After some serious upgrades and application installs I decided that I should do a new full image of my C Drive and thought it best to delete the secure zone via the Acronis True Image interface, which I did. The result was a whole lot of unallocated space on that drive. I couldn't recover that space using either the Windows XP disk management tool or Partition Magic 8. Partition Magic declared the whole disk 'bad'. I found a thread in these forums of someone with similar problems and the solution offered was to re-install True Image and/or use a third party app like Partition Magic to recover the unallocated space. After downloading the latest True Image build I reinstalled and was able to set up a new secure zone, but in doing so lost one of my logical drives (lucky for me I had backed up everything). I was also able to create a new full image into that zone. This left me still with about 30 Gigs of unallocated space. Partition Magic continued to recognise the whole disk as bad and so I could not use that app for any operations. The XP disk manager however still recognised the drive, the two remaining partitions, the secure zone and the unallocated space. However when I attempted to create a new logical drive for that unallocated space, Windows reported an error and also the new secure zone was lost/removed. Aside from either reformatting the whole drive, or running FDisk in dos and setting up the drive afresh (neither of which are guaranteed to work in this circumstance) I really don't know what else I can do. Obviously the problem is in the master boot record but I don't know of any other apps that can correct whatever the problem is. Any suggestions would be welcome, but don't do what I did and delete the secure zone. Naturally I am not very happy with True Image. If the app has the facility to remove the secure zone, it should definitely adjust the MBR accordingly. Another thing I don't like about saving images in the secure zone is that I can't find a way to save the images stored there somewhere else (you know the old adage that data isn't safe unless it's stored in two places at the same time).