When I boot from the TI CD, get the screen and try to restore, there is no recognition of the USB external drive that has my .tib files on it. I have tried all three of my ports, looked at the BIOs for the laptop to see if I could alter a setting and get recognition with no success. Is there a way to force TI to "see" this drive or will I have to copy my .tib onto DVDs to restore. That would sort of negate the whole elegance of using an external hdd as my restore source. BTW, the disk collects the .tib image flawlessly.