I had a problem with one of my programs -- Open Office 3.2 - that uptimately caused my system to get very flaky. I thought "That's no problem, 'cause I'll just restore it from an image backup." So I did -- but the OO install restored as well - or never got removed. I teried it over again -- three times -- just to make sure, and got the same result each time.
Then I tried deleting the partition -- leaving me with a blank drive -- the WHOLE drive as it was all Drive C. Then when I resotee it, it wouldn't boot
So I "started over": I deleted *everything*, and reinstalled Windows 7. Fine. It now boots up. SO then I thought I'd try to restore the same partition -- yup, the same one that I used before. This time, it wrote to Drive C fine, bringing back all the settings etc., and no OpenOffice this time.
How the heck could the first part of this scenario happen? If I restore an entire platter that does NOT have OO installed, where the heck did it come from? Not from the "C" aprtition, because it was not, as I knew before, there, and did not show up after reinstalling Windows?