My configuration: HDD 250GB SATA, 5 partitions (50GB each), WinXP SP2. 3 days ago, after a reboot, the system refused to load Windows (registry problem). I booted the WinXP CD, and I found that C and D partitions were of RAW type. C had only Windows and installed programs, so there was no problem to format it and reinstall (I'm thinking about buying Acronis TI because will really speed up the restore process). The problem is with D partition. I tried a chkdsk d: /f, but I got this: The type of the filesystem is NTFS. Unable to determine drive volume version and state. A friend of mine with a recovery CD with some utilities used Easy Recovery Pro to access the D partition and was able to "see" all the files. I saved the important ones on a USB device and, finally, I reformatted D. My conclusion was (and PLEASE, correct me if I'm wrong) that the MBR and some Volume Boot Sectors were damaged. I wonder why... And now, the big Q: is there an Acronis product that can help me to backup and restore MBRs, Partition Tables and Volume Boot Sectors ? I'm pointing my finger of course to DD 10, because - if I understand correctly - Acronis TI can only help me with a fast restauration of the system partition (YMMV) And, if not, what would you recommend ?