Recovery: The archive is corrupted - operation completed with errors
XP Pro with Acronis 9 incremental backup, tried to restore all files and got many can't restore file errors at AVAST and a few other directories so kept pressing ignore (so many AVAST files I needed to hold down the i button), then about halfway through it hung on a file with no options to choose except cancel, so recovery didn't complete. Then the computer was still working but had many invalid shortcuts (.lnk) and I can't get bluetooth to turn on, so next I tried to restore the entire C: drive and that went smoothly for awhile then stopped with error message "the archive is corrupted - operation completed with errors." Now I get a flickering black screen on boot.
What should I try next? Chkdsk and HD Sentinel show no backup HDD errors so it looks like just the archive is corrupted. Can I plug the backup HDD into another computer and validate and try to fix the corruption?
I have the bootable rescue media on CD but the CD drive in this laptop stopped working before and appears to have died because it's not being detected at boot and reinstalling the driver didn't help. Any way around this? Can I copy or convert the rescue media from CD to a USB flash drive or external HDD? I ordered another CD drive. Should it work on first boot without loading Windows?