I backed up a full 160GB drive from an Acer Extensa 5230e notebook with Vista Home installed by putting it into a caddy and attaching it to my XP Pro PC. The three partitions (one hidden FAT32 "rescue" partition, two NTFS partitions) on the drive were mis-recognised by HDM8SE, but I performed a full drive backup with the following settings: Archive integrity control enabled Best compression Image splitting at 2GB Process all sectors Do not skip auxiliary files I then proceeded to try to recover data from the notebook drive (the reason for taking a backup in the first place), and botched it. I restored the backup so I could start again. Net result is that I can mount and read the two NTFS partitions under Windows XP Pro, no problems at all, but the notebook no longer boots, nor can its recovery mode be invoked with Alt+F10, nor can it find its recovery partition if booted from its rescue CD. I'm mortified, as I presumed a disk backup made using the settings I chose would be an image of the drive. Is there any way I can determine what the correct MBR/Partition Table should be from the backup, and any way I can use the backup data to restore the disk to its original state?