I used Disk Director 12 to create a new partition on my hard-drive. That worked fine and I copied a bunch of files to the new partition.
I then created two more partitions. When the computer restarted, Windows 10 Professional would no longer boot. The computer starts, then displays "Preparing Automatic Repair". After a few seconds it then displays "Diagnosing Your PC". That shows for a few seconds and then the computer reboots. This cycle repeats itself continuously until I power down the computer.
I created a bootable USB drive with Acronis True Image 2017 installed, and then booted the computer from the USB. I tried restoring from a full backup which took several hours (it's a 2TB drive). The restore says it was successful but when I rebooted the computer the same cycle described above still occurred.
This has been going on for 4 days, over which time I have restored the computer 6 times. The MBR does not restore even though I selected it for a couple of the restores. I have tried everything I can think of but the computer is basically an expensive brick at this stage.
What I want to know is, how would Disk Director damage the boot sector and secondly, why won't the restores work? There's not much point having backup software that won't restore a disk image when needed!