I just did a clean install of windows XP SP 2 on my Dell Inspiron 8600. After I installed all my programs - including True Image 8.0 (Final Build) - I tried to create a Secure Zone on my drive. In the boot process, there was a message saying that there was an error creating the Secure Zone on the drive becauseof a bad sector. The Secure Zone was not created. Later, I tried to run a CHKDSK, and in the boot process, there was a message saying "Cannot open volume for direct access." I could not run CHKDSK. This would not be entirely unusual except that on my other computer I have the same problem running CHKDSK - and I have TI 8 on that drive too (same Build). I remember reading perhaps in these forums that if you try to create a Secure Zone on a disk with bad sectors - that something occurs - I do not recall what. Am I on the right track? Any help would be appreciated.