Hi! I apologize for my hastily composed Post yesterday with typos and an unclear explanation. It is difficult to put this problem in to words. I am running Acronis True Image Home 11: I run Vista ultimate on multiple partitions (each a vista OS): I made IMAGES of these drives: And could restore a drive from these images: Then I deleted a partition and restored it with an image that worked before (prior to deletion) on this drive: now when I boot to this partition, instead of the restored OS, I get a mixture of elements from both the back up/restored image AND the OS on the Primary active partition: and I cannot really use this restoration. I have a SATA laptop (ASUS). Somewhere there is a confusion or corrupted codes (MBR or some code) on the beginning of each partition, which is list when partition is deleted. It seems strange that the Acronis image is not more versatile and does not let itself be restored almost anywhere. Perhaps this is a Vista issue or I simply have not thought of something. Any ideas? My archive of older Acronis backup images ( a few weeks and days old) appear useless if a solution cannot be found. All I did was delete and restore a partition as well as add a new partition and now my backup images cannot restore properly! Some pertinent info has been lost during the delete (or some other change, as adding sa new partition) and elements of TWO operating systems (my multiboot) are appearing. And the restored image does not really work. I never had this problem with Norton Ghost backup images and could restore a Norton Ghost image to a partition even if it was deleted and then re-created months and years later. Any ideas?