wondered if you could shed any light. I use Acronis True Image 7 as a backup program, it creates a "Secure Zone" (Partition) where it stores the backup of the drive.
I thought I would try and rephrase my problem as I didn't think it was very clearly stated in my first post. I bought Zone alarm Security suite but after I loaded it and came to do a backup my machine crashed. It was OK if I uninstalled ZA but I kept getting a message "Index Corrupt" So I deleted the secure zone using Acronis, uninstalled Acronis and reinstalled it. Now I cannot create any partition either using Acronis True Image, or Partition Magic I either get the message "Index Corrupt" or "There is not enough space to create a partition" (I have 25.6gb free). Have you any ideas ? I seem to be totally stuck, I ran chkdsk /f with no success. I feel that if I can't come up with something I will have to format.