Deleting the back ups allowed it to back up the iphone with out any messages. Even though it totally restructured my apps layout. weird.

Bozo... I still have my original system HD which I can plug in and use..

I just don't understand why a TM restore causes apps and devices to act like first time launches and connections.

"If it turns out that President Barack Obama can make a deal with the most intransigent, hard-line, unreasonable, totalitarian mullahs in the world but not with Republicans? Maybe he’s not the problem."