What a mess!! I purchased and installed TI 7 build 613 two weeks ago. I made an original full backup of my XP Pro system partition into the Acronis Zone, and then made several more incremental backups there. Everything was working fairly well with two problems which are not related to the current fiasco (the backup process under Windows would hang when it got to the very last step, and the Acronis TI startup recovery offering at boot time wouldn't recognize my PS/2 mouse or keyboard. I could work around both problems by using the Safe startup diskettes.) Acronis Tech Support told me to update to the latest build, and that seemed to solve the first problem. Thinking that the startup recovery whatsis needed updating too, I used the only option available: Setup Startup Recovery (or whatever it's called). That was apparently a serious mistake. Since then I keep getting the error message (at boot time): "Acronis Loader Fatal Error: Boot Drive (partition) Not Found". Yikes! Why the hell didn't it warn me? It then says that I should press enter to boot the OS, but it almost never gets as far as the login screen. The Acronis error even ignores the F8 key and so I can't even boot into Safe Mode or recovery mode! Furthermore, the Acronis Zone is now completely lost! How do I fix this? What kind of partition was it, so that I can use that info in some kind of partition recovery effort? Since I couldn't boot, and there was far too much valuable data on the existing system partition, I decided I'd use TI to "restore" the good Acronis Zone backup onto a different disk and partition, whereupon I could use the BIOS settings to force it to boot from there. So I fired up TI (using the safe diskettes) and restored/placed the good image file. This was apparently a HUGE mistake -- all the partitions on that disk got totally lost and corrupted as a result! What can I do? Why did TI screw up my disks so badly? Can I recover these lost partitions? Recap of problems: (1): How do I fix the boot-time error message: "Acronis Loader Fatal Error: Boot Drive (partition) Not Found". Especially considering that I can't boot because of it? (2) How can I recover the Acronis Zone partition (and ideally the other lost partitions, too)? TIA for your assistance!