Instead of removing the secure zone, I only set it to be not activated. Doing that did resolved the booting problem. ** I ran check disk on all the partition's and they are all ok. Ran the Vista repair disk just out of curiosity and that stated that it did not find any problems with the boot files. ** It wasn't me that put the boot files on D: Likely that was HP, as that is where it's recover files had been before I deleted them. I have not been able to move the boot files from D: to C:, as I get I need permission error. Vista Home basic does not have an administrator logon. So I researched that with google and found and performed a registry hack from a respectable site, so that I can logon as the administrator. My thinking was that I might avoid the permission problem that way. But still I cannot move those boot files from D: to C Another weird thing to note is that now when I try to create a one click backup from the desktop while logged in in as my use name, I now get a permission denied error. But if I logon as the administrator, that works fine. - So, I do now have a new backup of how things are currently.(To go along with my previous backup from a couple of days ago) Another thing that should be noted is that now when I boot to the acronis disk and from its first screen if I click the windows button instead of starting acronis, I get that same boot failer that I was getting before. -- To be clear, all is fine now with booting with the acronis secure zone et to Not Activated. Hope you got a good rest Mark, I'm off to sleep now myself. I'm going to try to be back at about 2pm your time. I also may take a quick look before then.