Thanks for the info Roy... I think I found a deeper issue. When I started the backup (around 10:11am) i used the compression options etc.. but canceled it since it was taking forever and i didn't know how long my computer was going to last. I then started over again after 50 minutes of compression (11:32am).
I copied the folders to my hard drive and selected the rbi file from disc 6 to try it out. i then browsed to the folder i copied the files to and changed the nb.txt to match the number. It looked like it started to work but everything errored. The folder name the log file was looking for was:
but the real folder was:
I then proceeded to change the folder name and it failed again. I discovered that farther along the folder it's requesting to get isn't even on disc1. I think I may have to bite the bullet on this one.