I now have my other snapshot exhibiting the same problem as the one that i installed the hp software into. That means that this HP software has now trashed through both powershadow AND FDISR. IMPOSSIBLE I thought! What in the heck is going on here? Someone like Peter should check this to see if what I'm experiencing is unique to just me. My system was totally virgin and newly rebuilt and ran perfect before installing this hp software. I think I'm screwed. Luckily I have some offline snaps to fall back on on an external usb hard drive. THink I'll have to secure erase my hard drive. I might try to find a free partition manager and see what it says about any hidden partition. Stupid hp....Funny thing is that hp says in order to get rid of their hidden partition you must install the software then run it and select remove hidden partion. Was hoping to avoid that. You'd think a Darik's nuke boot disc would be enough. Guess not. And NO I don't have data anchoring on and never did.