Thanks for you suggestion, but for the monent I an going to stay with the backup that came with the system.
I would like to thank Ken and anyone who took the time to read my post. I tried several things but nothing works. It was not until after I posted my question that I tried one one thing, which worked.
I was always able to see the driive from the laptop, but could not recover to it. Once I realized that it was a "network" drive, I was able to select it. it now works.
That being said, I will now look into Acronis.