Drive Image 2002 question

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by mcoons, Jul 7, 2002.

  1. mcoons

    mcoons Guest

    I am considering adding an external Firewire harddrive and was wondering if I will be able to directly create my image copies on the external drive.
    The manual says you cannot use FireWire CD burners but not mention harddrives. Nor could I find the answer to this question on PowerQuests website.
    I know I can always create the image on my internal harddrive and them move it to the external but it would be a lot easier to do it in one transaction.
  2. allan

    allan Guest

    I'm not so sure. Keep in mind that Drive Image creates the image from outside the gui in what is essentially DOS level after a reboot. I have to believe that the reason it can't use a firewire CD is that the driver isn't loaded that early in the boot process so the CD isn't recognized. If that's the case, then it would seem that the same problem would exist with the hard drive. It all depends on whether or not the drive is recognized at the time Drive Image begins it's process.

    I've found that PowerQuest is very good at responding to both email and telephone questions - I think they are the ones to ask.
  3. kia

    kia Guest

    if its on a fat32 drive then use a utility in linux that backs up your hd im pritty sure the 2.4.18 or 2.4.19 kernels have firewire suport
  4. mcoons

    mcoons Guest

    Allan, Yes I thought of that and have sent an email to PowerQuest and will probably hear from them in the next couple of days.

    Also, your description of the process is very true for verion 5.0 but 6.0 does not reboot to DOS as near as I can tell. It lets you create an image while still in XP. At least that is how it appears to work to me. Just thought that maybe someone out there had already tried this.

    Thanks for your input.

  5. allan

    allan Guest

    No mccoons, that's not correct. I have version 6 (Drive Image 2002) and although it has a great user interface in XP, it still reboots to "DOS" level to do it's work. There's no other way for imaging (or any disk utility) to work with XP - it's just too protective of open files. Imaging Utilities need to copy all files on a partition - including those in use - and XP demands exclusive access to open files (very proprietary OS, that XP ;) ). So the utilitiy needs to shut down windows and do its work from outside the GUI.