I have browsed other forums and one member posted that only the ATI image is saved to the external HDD and that member did not use Secure Zone as it was found to be problematic. I have been doing a lot of reading in here and see a member said that Secure Zone is mandatory?? As mentioned in my prior threads I have had a techie do my Ghost with Norton Systemworks Premier 2005 and that with this proggy he had a partition on my notebook for the Ghost program which he said would be too difficult for me to master. Now I am wondering about this Secure Zone as it sounds like I have to partition my notebook like Ghost and I would prefer to simply create my Image to my 300 gig Maxtor One Touch, is this not possible. I am reading as much as possible before I create the backup and the rescue disk. Comments would be greatly appreciated, thankyou.