OK, i'm new to TI, and I'm sure I made some newbie mistakes (unfortunately, after having this problem, I found this forum and read and printed out the excellent "how to do a backup and restore" FAQs...so I hope this won't happen again, but that doesn't help me for now. I have TI Version 11. I did what I thought was a full backup of my one Dell PC, which has two harddrives, each 80GB. The restore does, in fact, show two disks worth of backups, one of which has one partition of 74.52GB (more or less), and the other disk shows two partitions, one of 30MB and one of 74.47GB whatever it is exactly, just slightly less than the other, due to the second partition on this disk). I had the disks clobbered by kids fooling around with uninstalls, etc., so I said to myself, "self, why don't you just restore everything with your handy dandy TI full backup from a few months ago, and all will be well again". Long story short, no matter which physical disk I point each backup "disk" to, when windows boots it boots up to the login screen, but then I only get the floating login screen and no way to logic. From my lame attempts to figure this out myself, this seems to be some kind of MBR problem. Frankly, when I did the backups, I may or may not have done them properly. Bottom line - how can I make this work? Any help appreciated, since this is my PC that the younger kids use, and it has a whole bunch of programs that would take forever to re-install. I'm so frustrated that I did what I thought was a backup, and it has only made things worse. The backup passes validation using my restore CD, so I'm hoping there is a way to get things back with maybe a simple change or two to my boot.ini file (not that I've ever done anything like that before of course).