ok, so what is your software setup like on your computer besides the O/S ie like A/V and Firewall? Have you restored before having this problem? A little history might help figure what might be going on. And also how up to date is your updates? I do recall something about M$ problem having problem with their restore program....but you might have to do more searching on M$ site to find about that....Oh yeah forgot to mention I nevered used restore since XP cause it sometimes caused more problems then it helped. So I use a image program like Acronis to make my images now and restore from my images that way.