Couple questions..... Windows XP Pro Acronis TI 9.0 I would like to be able to password protect the Secure Zone Archive I have already created. (on c:\) I do malware testing and often purposely infect my "test box" with all kinds of nasties ranging from easy to kill spyware to almost impossible to kill rootkits. Pretty much any baddie is fair game. After installing all the software I want to...I don't intend on creating any more backups. Want to be able to revert back to pre-infection state after running all the tests I wanna run. Big reason for post... Created main "full backup" Installed more goodies and created "incremential" backup. Created no backups since. Then...... Ran a real nastie 2 weeks ago that turned out to be a file infector...trashed pretty much everything on c:\ Realatively new infection and no AV could touch it. TI Restore went well. (used boot cd and ran ACI from it because Acronis was also infected on c:\ ) Used the complete restore...Not "snap restore" All was well...scans show clean. Ran another nastie about a week later and used TI restore again to revert back to normal...Again using complete restore...not "snap" I was unable to run any scans or else the computer would crash. Never in same place twice. Slow system, "serious errors" from windows [send] [dont send] typical of Haxdoor infection but it was not present. Any malware scanner would crash....leading me to believe I was still infected. Any logs created in eventvwr were not present....virus deleted em. It also deleted any firewall logs. RC showed nothing odd as far as bad drivers possibly rootkit involved. Later Bootup errors something to the effect of "boot device not found" (no cd or floppy in drives) led me to believe hdd died.... Slap another hdd in the box and for the heck of it slaved the bad one to good. Re-installed Xp on "new hdd". System good and stable. Installed my other apps from known good cds. Had a look around on the bad hdd and found some nasties. That was immediately after restore. (these were invisible when windows was working and drive was bootable) Have had no POST errors since about that supposed bad hdd. (leading me to believe infection was really misbehaving and the hdd is fine) I since wiped the hdd clean & removed secure zone from there but wonder how if possible the infection(s) jumped into "secure zone". There is supposed to be a way to pw protect secure zone so nothing can make changes unless password is provided....I just can't find that info! How do I get to setting to enable pw protection? Can I create the total backup cds if I start Acronis with bootable cd then do total backup? (so nothing should be accessing the hdd) Seems I cannot create the cd(s) within windows. Can't post error log I got because hdd since has been formatted. I was not saving anything from that drive cus I could trust nothing at this point. Something about error reading 0-0 (sorry I can't remember more) Ideally I would rather do backup to cd(s) so there is no chance anything can infect it. If I cannot do that...well "secure zone" password protected will have to do. I don't have any other burning software installed...just using whatever is included with ACI. Finally...since I re-installed everything to another hdd do I need to create a new boot cd? Love the idea of this btw...~ 20 minuites to total restore instead of 6-8 hours formatting/re-installing everything. Hope I didn't just write the most cornfusing post ever! Thank you muches!