I have an Acer Aspire 5310 Laptop running Vista Home Premium. It came with an 80Gb hard drive partitioned as 10Gb Hidden for the original system image, 30Gb for the C drive and 40Gb for the D drive. Having uninstalled all the software that came with the laptop that I didn't want and installed all the software that I did, I ran DDS and deleted the Hidden 10Gb partition. I then added the 10Gb of space to the C drive which has given me a C drive with 40Gb and a D drive with 40Gb. I then wanted to create an Acronis Secure Zone and so ran True Image Home 11. Unfortunately, when trying to create the secure zone, it hung. I then tried to create a backup of the C drive to the D drive using Ti11 but again it hung. I then tried to startup DDS10 (build 2160) but DDS fails to laod, getting stuck at Analyzing partition D. Nevermind I thought, I'll create bootable media and make the change from there. Unfortunately, DDS fails to load from the bootable media - failing at the same stage as under Windows (this applies to both the full and the safe version). TI11 also fails to perform in the same way as it does being run under Windows. I badly need to create a backup of the system, having deleted the original backup that came with the laptop. Please help me to do this.