After freshly installing winxp and some essential software, I performed the full disc backup using the wizard and saved the files onto my external hard drive. This is a new full backup archive, and I went to manual options to set the compression level to "maximum". I left everything else at default settings. After the backup was complete, I browsed to my external hard drive and these were the files created by True Image: image 10.201.06 image 10.202.06 image 10.203.06 image 10.204.06 image 10.205.06 image 10.206.06 image 10.207.06 image 10.208.06 image 10.209.06 Please note that there is no ".tib" extension and I foolishly didn't take the time to validate these backup files. Guess what happened next? A recent Windows update completely trashed my hard drive and I had to format and reinstall windows. After getting True Image back on the system, I tried to recover the archive but it will not show up in the Restore Data Wizard. I even tried renaming the files to include the ".tib" extension, but I get error messages telling me that the archive is "not the last created volume of the archive" or it's not a valid archive. What's the deal? I REALLY need some help here. I just got back from seeing family out of state and had tons of digital photos archived on the images before my hard drive went on a tantrum, and i'd really like to show it to relatives this Thanksgiving. Any help would be greatly appreciated and I will gladly tip the person who helps me resolve this issue.