I guess I did this backwards but.. I ordered TI2009 yesterday, because of all the good msgs all around. Then I downloaded the trial to get started. I have a 250 gig SATA HD divided into 4 partitions. (there is a second 640 gig also). The Windows XP partition is the first 50 gigs. It is a fresh install with just the programs I want. I would like to save it just like it is so I can just restore my machine from this setup whenever I need to. I used the backup creating a .tib file, (I thought I wanted to use clone disk but it would not let me clone just a single partition). I backup up to a folder on the 2nd hard drive. to test it ot I tried to restore it today, it failed... It passes validation! So what am I missing? Can I not restore fom a second HD? If it validates, why can't I restore it. I'm wondering if I chose the right solution.