Hi, Maybe someone in this forum can help me. My Dell laptop does not boot. This happened without any identifiable reason - no change in OS, partitions etc. The unit ran fine, was shut down and does not boot. It does not even get to the Windows/Console selection screen. There is no error message. The HDD partitions can be read and imaged with TI (happening right now to an external USB drive). Disk Director Suite did not detect an error on the partitions of the HDD. The Dell diagnostic software does not report an error in a complete test. Dell MediaDirect boots (DELL partition) and scans the other partitions for media files. So, the HDD is recognized and can be read. I wonder if the booting problem may have to do with the MBR(s). I have learned that Dell has customized this, but I don't know much about partitions, boot records, etc. I have a 2 week old image (when the machine was running fine). I'm making an image right now. Just in case. How do I get the old boot record(s) records (when the unit was booting)mated with the current files? Can I selectively restore only the boot records from the old image onto the HDD? I looked through the forum and I understand that the boot record can be restored with the files. But can it be restored selectively - without the files. Note that Ctrl-F11 does not work, and I'm not interested in getting that to work. Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.