I have a Sony Media Centre which insists on dividing my hard drive into 2 partitions. I also have a backup drive which is smaller. When I use Acronis to back-up it insists on dividing THAT disk too. I once managed to copy C to the back-up drive with a partition and then copy back and that did remove the partition. However, I cannot get that to work any more. Can anyone suggest a cheap, reliable program to do that or is there a "freeby" somewhere? I have scanned the net looking for a quick fix using Computer Management or something but the only one gave a route I could not find. I am running Windows XP.