Hi, I have the usual scenario on my DeskTop: 1 Disk; 3 partitions: BOOT C: NTFS 92 GB | BACKUP D: NTFS 85 GB | RECOVERY E: FAT 32 9.3 GB On C: I have the main installation XP Home SP2, but this installation has errors; D: is the storage and E: was empty till recently. I have DisK Director Suite 10 and ATI 11 (Home). C: is physically healthy but there is some conflict somewhere. CheckDisk is unable to go through all the all the 5 stages (by checking both options under C: | Properties | Tools | Check Disk). However, it did allow the 3 phase check (repair errors by checking only first box as above). It crashes the system on attempting a TI backup also. Presently it is unable to boot as does not find the root directory! I do not want to loose the contents of C: as these are vital to my work. Since C: has been giving a lot of trouble, I installed XP Pro SP2 (presumably more stable) on partition E: hoping to increase Free Space, install all applications afresh on this drive, move the working files from C: to it and then wipe it clean to remove any remaining errors. I now had the classic log in options for XP Pro or XP Home. I installed a new installation of DD on E: and also installed the OS Selector. I tried to increase Free Space on E: and opted for taking it from C: as I do not have any unallotted space on the HDD, but it failed: Unable to read the sector...on C:.. and did the same by taking space from D: (which presumably does not have any errors). I also have a fresh TI backup of this on an ext. drive and could wipe the partition clean if need be, but would that help to increase the desperately required Free Space on E:? I also tried to change the Type on E: (presently FAT32 to NTFS) it says it did, but it continues to show it as FAT32! How can I be sure or how can I change the type to the more stable and protective NTFS? I also tried the OS Selector which worked, but after that the system started crashing again every 15 minutes or so. This time it is the XP Pro Drive. So had to uninstall DD and OSS. Now the system does not crash so often (presently 3 hours and going on - touch wood!), but it is far from stable. Would be very grateful for any advice in this respect.