ErikAlbert, well-known as Global Newbie at Wilders, wasn't satisfied with the poor results in thread "ShadowProtect vs. ATI". https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=175593 So I did my own tests without disasters to know how difficult a restoration was on a zero-ed harddisk, which had multiple partitions. Re-partitioning of Disk#0 First I had to re-partition my first harddisk to create the required situation. Note for newbies : disks and partitions aren't the same, you can have more than one partition on one disk, but you can't have more than one disk on one partition. Disk#0 has usually one partition, called C: and each partition has also a NAME and that name is very important in Image Backup, because the partition letter can be wrong and if the name is choosen well, you will recognize it during backup/restore. I had to go from : Disk#0 - System Partition [C:] = 69.24gb To : Disk#0 - System Partition [C:] = 24.41gb Disk#0 - Data Partition [D:] = 24.42gb Disk#0 - Movie Partition [E:] = 20.41gb TOTAL = 69.24gb Now I was ready for the first backup. Note for newbies : you have to backup first, before you can do a restoration. Backup of Disk#0 I couldn't find a way to backup the complete Disk#0 in one hit. I had to backup each partition separately, but the backup-wizard makes it easy and you can give your own name to each image to recognize it faster on your external harddisk. All backups are queued an executed one by one automatically. Zero Disk#0 Then I had to zero Disk#0 to create the special situation, which is normally not required. So ZeroCD in drive, reboot, select Disk#0, start full zero command and wait 20 minuts. Note for newbies : you don't have to zero your harddisk before restoration, but a killdisk virus has the same effect. Restoration of zero-ed Disk#0 Finally I got where I wanted to be. Sigh. So ZeroCD out drive, SPrecoverCD in drive, reboot and wait until the SP-Main-Menu appears. The load-time of this CD is terrible and load-screens are confusing and ugly. I couldn't find a way to restore all 3 images in one hit. I had to restore each partition separately. Because all partitions are gone due to zeroing Disk#0, it is displayed as one big unallocated space without any partition letter. You can't select the disk as destination disk, so I right-clicked on the line and then I got 5 options : 1. Create exact primary partition at the beginning of free space. 2. Create exact primary partition at the end of free space. 3. Create primary primary partition using all unallocated space. 4. Enter a size of a new primary partition and create it. 5. Create extended partition. The 2nd option was absurd, the 3th option was not usefull, the 4th option requires the memory of an elephant, the 5th option wasn't possible, because I only work with primary partitions. So it had to be the first one. So this requires some brainstorming, if you are not familiar with partitioning. SP remembers the size of the partition and that makes it alot easier and the restoration procedure looks like this : 1. You select the image-file 2. You right-click on the destination disk. 3. You choose the option #1. 4. You select the unknown partition as destination partition 5. You start the restore. And you have to do this for each partition that needs to be restored. First C, then D, then E. Of course this is a little more complicated, than selecting the whole harddisk, like with ATI. Conclusion 1. The backup procedure is reliable, FAST and userfriendly. 2. The restoration is per PARTITION, not per harddisk and that makes it cumbersome. 3. Everything regarding loading the SPrecoverCD is a disaster and needs to be improved.