I recently sent my Apple MacBook Pro (Retina 15" mid-2012 with OS X 10.8.3) in to Apple to repair the screen, and they wiped the hard drive. I connected my external Time Machine drive and booted into recovery mode to restore the backup taken right before I handed the machine in.
However, there are numerous instabilities/errors in the restored system: 'usernoted' crashes, re-launches, and crashes again, endlessly; Dropbox forgot my login information; Apple Mail acts like it is being run for the first time; and so on.
What can be going wrong here? The only error in the Install Log during restore is "NSSoftLinking - The Librarian framework's library couldn't be loaded from (null)". I've tried restoring three separate snapshots and resetting the PRAM, but saw no difference difference. I have never manually excluded any folders from my Time Machine backups.
The external Time Machine drive did take a fall when it was powered off, but Disk Utility reports no errors on the disk, and repairing it doesn't fix anything.