Just goes to show a little (very little) knowledge is a VERY dangerous thing. Maybe some kind soul can try to explain to this dunderhead what he's done wrong. Just grabbed this free edition of Paragon Disk Manager mentioned in another thread and thought I'd have a play. Basic Hard Disk of 27.9 GB Extended partition of 4.6 GB containing Secure Zone Back-Up Capsule. Soooo created new partition E of 7.8 GB via the wizard. All seemed to go swimmingly until reboot when the flash screen for F11 Acronis Start Up Recovery Manager says 'fatal error and something about not being to boot - press Enter to try and boot' Do so and then 3 stage check disk runs followed by a reboot. Same error from Acronis but this time I do boot into Windows. Partition Manager now says Basic HD 27.9 Logical Disk C 15.2 Extended Partition (Back Up Capsule) 4.8 Logical Disk E 7.8 Is it something to do with where I've created E ? Whats to do next ? Delete Secure Zone ? Seems somewhere I made a mess of it. Just don't want to make situation worse. Thanks for any help.