I got PowerQuest Disk Image SE bundled with my laptop. Im running Windows XP Home Edition that also came with the Fujitsu laptop. I previously backed up my C drive with no problem. The other day I did a new backup and when it reached the end it gave me Error 56 "Specified sector not in valid read or write range." I had to click OK and it shut down. After trying to create a backup when it go to resize the partition again, it got to 2% of the total partition resizing and was checking the index structure I got the same error message... Then after it went to 100% I got the error message, "Unable to restore image. The first primary partition on drive 1 is not of type FAR, FAT32, NTFS or free space." When I tried to reboot I got a blue screen of death which flashed so quickly I couldn't read the message. It could not load windows so it gave me the black screen with the different options <safe mode, last good configuration, etc.> nothing worked. I tried to restore my image and after trial and tribulation the entire progress restores to 75% and copying data 100% then it was checking the file entries and lost clusters <entire progress 80% and I got the Error #56 again. I booted up with a win98 boot disk and my C: drive it reads like this: Volume in drive C is DISE_BACKUP. It has 3 dirs [.] [..] and [PQIMAGE] in the PQIMAGE directory there is a file USER.PQI that has the backup in it. There is also FACTORY.PQI, USER.002, USER.003, USER.004, USER.005. How can I copy the file USER.PQI so that I can get it to my desktop computer and what program can I use to decompress it? Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. I wanted to back up so I didn't lose any files, now because of the backup I've lost ALL of the files. Help me please!!