Hi, I got caught big time Tuesday with Win7 System Image restoration. Used a bootable pen drive to boot a Hirens CD Image from thumbdrive. Wanted to try and format an 800GB USB connected SATA drive as FAT32 using win98 for a Media Centre. Anyways, it for whatever reason trashed my boot manager/sector of the INTERNAL sata0 drive, so 7 would not boot. Also has sata1 drive with data. At the exact same time, this site was down, so i used micro$oft site to glean the boot sector restore commands, they didnt help, so thought, stuff it, i'll recover my C:\ (OS) drive from the 'System Image of C:" I diligently create every Friday thru the "Backup & Restore" GUI. Ran up the 7 OS DVD, chose to recover from a saved image. It forced me to select both drives in the GUI. Hit, GO, and after it completed happily, and rebooted, I had my O/S back and booting (7 Ultimate x64), but every partition I had, had been formatted. I had on disk0, Win7 - 118GB, Data - 750GB, Mirror - 110GB I had on disk1, Data - 860GB, Mirror - 110GB Both Disks were DYNAMIC to allow the mirror to be created. The partitons were all there, but all were totally formated/clean!! Running any all tools I normally use to recover lost data were useless, as they were not happy with the Dynamic Disks. So I could not recover 1 scrap of data from either of the disks. Lost the lot. Lesson learned. Now running ONLY Basic Disks. POS M$.