firstly i am new to the forum and appologise if this isn't done right. anyway... i have just purchased ati version 10 build 4871(newest i think). i have backed up to dvd(2 disks) and wanted to test if it works right but i dont know whether i need to check the box for mbr as well as the "C" partition (i only have 1 partition) or if this is only needed when full hdd failure. secondly.. i have tried to create the secure zone which i would use as a second back up. i go through this process..choose partition..select size (tried various but thought 50gb okay)..then says need to reboot which it does..goes through blue screen with various messages all ending with 100% something or other..boots again and again blue screen with slightly different 100% thingemajigs.. loads windows and then little balloon says sceduled task started(?) then goes off and thats it, only it isn't as disk mngt shows no other partition only main and when going into manage secure zone it says there isn't one. i dont know if it matters but the screen that shows the reboot message and tasks before actually rebooting shows that my "C" is ntfs and the new s/zone would be fat32. thanks for any and all help.