This started out a DD question here http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?p=1352188#post1352188, but has become a TI question so I am posting here now. --------------------- I was running out of room on my C: partition and tried to resize using DD, however, the partition has bad sectors and DD wouldn’t allow me to resize. I decided the best option was to get a new drive and recreate the existing drive onto the new drive, resizing the partitions in the process. Here is my progress. To ensure I could create and recover and Archive: 1) Installed TI 2009 –> Created Boot Disk -> Used “One-Click” to create backup of system volume 'C:' and MBR onto Partition ‘I:’. (Did NOT create Secure Zone and did NOT activate Acronis Recovery Manager). 2) Next I restored this backup to an external USB 2.0 drive. Restore -> whole disk and partitions (sector by sector NOT selected) -> Selected MyBackup.tib and MBR as soruce -> Selected external drive to restore to -> Selected Active -> Resized to 140Gb (from 18Gb to test restore & resize function) -> Proceed. 3) Once the restoration was complete I shut down power, removed drive 0 from the computer, and installed external drive in its place. Booted and everything worked fine (except for the fact that I didn’t back up all the partitions). Should I run chkdsk /r on this newly created drive/partition? With this I felt comfortable that I could recreate my current drive with bad sectors onto a new purchased drive. 4) First I used Disk Management to get a graphic representation of my drive. 5) Next step was to create a backup image of the entire drive. Backup -> My Computer -> Source: Selected all partitions on Drive 0 (did NOT select sector-by sector) -> Destination: Selected external USB 2.0 drive -> Create NEW backup archive -> Backup Method – FULL -> No File exclusions -> Compression-NORMAL -> Priority-NORMAL -> Proceed 6) When I woke up the next morning True Image was closed, so I opened and tried to validate the backup. The default source was the test image on drive “I:” so I browsed to the external drive and selected the correct image. However I received a popup “This is not the last volume of the backup archive”. This would seem to be the type of error you would get if I had made an incremental or differential backup, however, I made a full backup. Note I did put the date into file name, though that shouldn’t matter. Any thoughts on why I would get this message? I’m not sure what TI looks at to decide if it is the last volume of an archive. Could it be just a bad image giving me this message? Obviously I need to resolve this before I attempt to recreate my drive on the new drive.