1) I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop running XP Pro and TI9 v3677. 2) My drive has two partitions - C and a Hidden Fat Dell Diagnostic partition. 3) I created Acronis Secure Zone and saved an Entire Disk image including the MBR, C & Hidden partitions to the SZ. 4) I also created the same Entire Disk image and saved it to my external USB drive. 5) I restored the Entire Disk image from the SZ but got a blue scrren on restart because TI's SZ Restore could not handle the Hidden partition correctly. I want to restore the Entire Disk image to my laptop and then delete the Hidden Dell partition. However, when I delete that partition, the computer fails to boot giving the error message that Windows can't access the disk. I booted into the Windows Repair Console, did a fixmbr but got the same error message. Are there any experts who can suggest how I can successfully delete that Hidden partition, modify the mbr and/or boot.ini file, etc. and have a bootable disk withonly the C partition? Thanks in advance for any help.