Gents, I know I was stupid but here's the story. I was doing the final touches on a Box I rebuilt for my Brother. It was about 1:30 am and I was tired and I nuked (formatted) the 100 MB Recovery Partition of Win7 Ultimate when running in XP SP3 -on a separate drive. I mistakenly though it was a 100 Gig (I know Meg) Hard Drive I slid into a Hot Swap Tray to test that functionality in both XP, and Win7, with the new Gigabyte MB. When I realised my error, I attempted to Boot to the Win7 drive but got a start-up error. So when Win7 detected the error and suggested I let it repair the issue, of course I said yes. I tried it a couple of times and it finally Booted to Win7 as normal. (Prior to this issue Win7 worked flawlessly => every time it booted.) But now it's very hit or miss. (Mostly miss ). I did make a Microsoft Back-up using a Dual Layer Disk of the image, that should allow me to re-image, but that was without many, many, programs. Contemplating using the Back-up, I made a Ghost 14 image of the Operating System Partition. I am thinking I could use the Microsoft Back-up, and then blow the Ghost image over the Operating Partiton after Win7 is restored. But this seems a long way around to restore the 100 MB recover Partition. Do you know of a way to restore this partition without blowing away the Win7 Operating partition? Thanks for the assist.