Hello. My attempt to create a secure zone on my system disk failed, but the 40Gb I wanted to allocate has still disappeared from my main partition. A second attempt failed too. I don't mind not being able to create the secure zone, as I'll put it on an external disk instead. But I do want to recover the lost space, and I haven't got a partition management tool. How can I do it? More details... I'm using TI 11.0 with Vista Home Premium (SP1) on a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop. Each attempt to create a secure zone resulted in the following message (after rebooting)... The operation then proceeded up to 99%, and then gave this message: Retry and Ignore just resulted in the same error message again. Ignore all made the PC hang, and I had to do a cold reboot, which went OK. The partition in question is one which Dell puts on its new PCs. I understand it contains the MediaDirect program. Can anyone tell me what's causing this error and/or how I can recover the lost disk space? Any help would be much appreciated.