treehouse786 asked me to write some notes on this topic. You can use this partition to do auto restore with Image for Windows, Drive Snapshot and Ghost32. I'll use Active@ Boot Disk as an example.. Create a bootable USB flash drive with the Active@ Boot Disk Creator. Remember to add your required files in the User section (imagew.exe, snapshot.exe etc). Don't use a large flash drive. Half to 1 GB is fine. Image the flash drive with IFW. Restore the image to unallocated space on your HD. You need BootIt installed on your HD. Create a Boot Item in BootIt. Yoi can now boot Active@ from the Boot Menu. (The Boot Menu lets you boot your OS, Active@ and your other OSs) If you get this far and want to use the partition for auto restores, let me know. At present, your Active@ on the HD behaves much the same as from a CD.