Recently I had to restore a System partition from an external USB drive. The restore would start and proceed as normal for some time and then "hang" with an assortment of error messages. The only way to terminate ATI was to end the process through Task Manager - not my preferred way of doing things!! The messages from ATI indicated that either the Archive was corrupt or that the target disk had a bad sector(s), resulting in a failed restore. I checked the Archive and the disk using other tools and could not find any indication that there was a problem. As a last resort I physically disconnected the system from the Internet, and then terminated all the active security software - Firewall; AntiVirus; Spyware.... etc. The Archive then restored without any problems The "lesson" to be learnt here is that you cannot always believe the error messages that are generated by any application. In this instance had I accepted that the error messages were correct I would have made the wrong decision with respect to both the Archive and the disk. When an Archive is reported as being "corrupt" or a disk as "bad" it may be helpful to first try another solution before jumping.... T.