I honestly wish I never updated to 10.6 cause I've gained nothing out of it but frustration and huge setbacks. Someone PLEASE help me solve this. Originally I had directly cloned my black mb running 10.5 to my new 13 inch unibody MBP that had a new blank internal HD put in. I thought it worked perfectly, but I guess because of driver issues, it would freeze up a lot so everyone told me I needed a fresh install. Before I got rid of the old macbook, I made a time machine backup to a WD external, as well as a carbon copy backup (saved a spareimage). Sooo I bought a copy of Snow Leopard, installed it on the new MBP and during installation, I tried to run a restore from time machine but it said because the time machine backup was 10.5, I couldn't do it. It said the only way to do it was to continue with the install and then from the desktop run Migration Assistant. When I try that it recognizes my original backup but what's confusing is that after 'calculating' my backup is only 200GB, when I am 100% positive it is around 236GB. I know this also because if I go into the actual time machine folder of my backup and right click it, it says 236GB. The same is true if I right click the sparseimage for info size...... I even tried running the Migration assistant anyways once but half my applications weren't working and stuff was missing. So please what do I do? I can't seem to do anything with the SparseImage, when I scan it in disk utility it says "Unable to scan Macintosh HD backup.sparseimage." (Resource temporarily unavailable.) And when I run time machine normally it stops part way and says some error. I will seriously paypal someone money to help me figure this out thanks.