I have successfully used TI to backup and restore, but sometime between 7-16-2006 and 7-23-2006 something changed. I have an incremental backup dated 7-16-2006 which includes backup of 7-9-2006. I tried to restore the 7-16 backup (located on a USB external drive.) I am doing this from the Linux kernel outside of Windows. First, I have Drive 1= C,D,E; Drive 2= F,G,& H,) External drive= I & J. Partition "C" on drive 1 contains the operating system, Windows XP (Home) w/ Service Pack 2. Originally the backup of Partition "C" was on Drive 2, partition F. I subsequently copied to to external partition J because TI does not show either drive 1 or drive 2. I tried to restore partition C, but TI does not show it at all. Using Acronish Disk Director, I can see all of the partitions. The type listed for Drive 1, partition "C" reads "Pri,Act." Drive #2 for partition "F" reads "Pri,Act.: External drive, partition "J" reads "Pri,Act." When the rescue disk first starts up from CD, it says "ata2 - "disabling port." I am not knowledgeable enough to interpret this data. Can/will any of you guys offer any suggestions as to how I remedy this issue? Perhaps related is the fact that my file backup program, Retrospect Professional V7.0 suddenly throws error "Insufficient permissions" and therefore is unable to execute backups. Many thanks for any inputs.