I need guidance on how to deal with Dell hidden partitions which I understand contain Utility Tools. Image Creation http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/3373/screenhunter0079gj.jpg In Window One you are given the option of choosing a partition on the entire disk drive. I take it that choosing entire disk drive means the Dell hidden partitions will be included in the image. Image Restoration http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/1383/screenhunter0084ga.jpg In Window Two, highlighting the HD icon (28.64 GB) means that the Dell hidden partitions will be included in the restoration. http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/3954/screenhunter0090rg.jpg In Window Three, I am given the option of restoring a partition or the whole hard disk. Choosing the whole hard disk means the Dell hidden partitions will be restored, something which was already specified in Window Two. http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/6383/screenhunter0100bn.jpg Window Four has the HD icon highlighted (28.24 GB) which means that the Dell hidden partitions will be overwritten by the restoration image. Furthermore one finally sees what appears to be the Dell Hidden partitions, which I assume the green block on the far right stands for. http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/4255/screenhunter0117ge.jpg In Window Five I am given the option to delete or not to delete all partitions before restoring. I am also told that restoration is possible only if the destination HD is empty. So really I have only one choice, which is to delete all partitions. I would appreciate someone pointing out where I may be wrong in my conclusions.