I have 4 partitions on my HD: C(OS), D(Apps), E(Utils), and F which is for data only. I ran the Acronis wizard to make a Secure Zone, and it seemed to do fine (running all the batch files to reallocate space from each of the partitions) and it seemed to complete successfully. In fact, when I chose to try to delete (see below) the Acronis Secure Zone, the wizard showed the deletion option, so it certainly looks like the Secure Zone was made. And I also saw some indication it was there when I looked at the partition info in PARTITION MAGIC software (see below again). Now for the problem . . . After installing the Acronis Secure Zone, my Partition Magic 8.0 software would no longer start up (I wanted to see how it would show a display of the Secure Zone) and it showed a splash screen saying that there was an error in the disk geometry and that the first sector was no longer the MBR and that the MBR was now in sector 8. I suspect this was because the Secure Zone writes over the MBR in sector 1 with its own MBR. So, I decided to delete the Acronis Secure Zone to see if my PQ would start again. When Acronis seemed to successfully delete the Secure Zone, my PQ still wouldn't start. By the way, some of you may be wondering how I looked at the partition info in PQ when I said above "I also saw some indication it was there when I looked at the partition info in PARTITION MAGIC software". Well . . . PQ also has a utility called "PartitionInfo" under PQ Tools, and I used that, NOT the PQ main program. This PQInfo utility also showed a similar error splash screen as the main PQ program did, but it started after that. It showed the MBR as starting on sector 8, and also that there were errors in the disk geometry (which I assume was the MBR placement). I just now tried to start PQInfo again, but now even that won't start - it just gives the splash screen saying there are "disk errors" and just quits. The reason I just tried to start PQInfo again was to refresh my memory on what it showed as the name of the Acronis Secure Zone partition (in hindsight I guess I would have had to have installed the Secure Zone again). As I recall, it showed something like "EMBR" (I expected to see "Acronis Secure Zone" or some name like that), and that some bytes out of each partition had this thing. Anyway, this is really no big deal (yet anyway) because my system still seems to be functioning OK - except now I no longer have access to my PQ. I'm thinking about installing PQ again, or else installing Acronis again, but I want to make an entire disk image (haven't done that yet) burned to a CD before I try that. I also tried to look at my partition info by trying to look at the "Disk and partition information" selection in Acronis. But I can't find that selection!! The TI 9 User Guide refers to this as though it were there, and makes it sound like it should be at the bottom under the Active Tasks pane, but I don't see it there. In fact, the Active Tasks pane is at the very bottom and that's the end of the TI 9 window. And I don't see it in the main window under the "Pick a Task" or the "Pick a Tool" group. So where is it?? In summary, I guess this post has several questions: 1) Why did making the Acronis Secure Zone disable my PQ 8?? 2) When I uninstalled the Acronis Secure Zone, why didn't that reenable my PQ?? 3) How do I get my PQ to run again?? and finally 4) Where the heck is "Disk and partition information" in TI 9?!!!! Oh, here's my system info: XP2 HE IE7 HP ze4700 Laptop, with 512M memory and a 10GB HDD Acronis True Image 9, build 2529 Incidentally, I see that apparently I don't have the latest build, and builds subsequent to 2529 have done some upgrading to the GUI, so maybe getting the latest build would solve my "where is Disk and partition information" in TI 9?!!!! question. But I have a primitive dial-up connection, and the latest build is some 75MB, so I chose not to endure the 4 some hour download. Is there a way I can order a CD for this build?? And finally, I realize that most software makers will not answer questions about another makers software (even if their software apparently screwed up the other software), so Acronis may decline to answer my questions about why PQ will no longer work, and refer me to PQ, and I'll probably get caught in an endless cycle of finger pointing. So maybe Acronis won't answer my questions 1 thru 3, but at least please try to answer my question 4 - Where the heck is "Disk and partition information" in TI 9?!!!!