Using TrueImage Home 9, I've tried restoring a variety of Win XP (SP2) active partitions, and every time, in whatever configuration I use, I get the error "a disk read error occurred". I'm very confident that my hardware is OK, having run a gamut of diagnostics, chkdisks, etc. etc. I can freshly install Win XP (or Ubuntu) on the same blank HD. Restoring an Ubuntu TrueImage backup to the same drive works flawlessly. It's just XP that is the problem. I have tried, from the XP recovery console, doing fixboot, fixmbr etc. I've run other utilities that rebuild the mbr and active partition boot sector. But I always get the same error. Anyone have any ideas? I'm pulling my hair out.