How to create HDD Image?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by seeetu, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. seeetu

    seeetu OSNN One Post Wonder

    Hi, Like to know whether it is possible to create disk image for backup?
    Incase, if i have to format my OS then i can directly install from backup.

    More Clearly-
    os - xpsp1+some install apps+my setting

    If i can backup the whole things as disk image, then i can easily recover my whole things in one shot after format & also much time will be saved.

    thx;- seeetu.
  2. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

    FL, USA
    you can either do this is dos, by having two drives connected, or you need a program like norton ghost, or others to ghost the image to cd's or dvd's.
  3. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    I suggest norton ghost. If you don't have one get a cd re-writer and re-writable disks.

    I have an image on a partition named backup of windows drive, and image made to this drive also backing up my downloads drive and the same thing for media drive.

    I also created on DvD's a smaller image months ago just incase of HD failure.

    Norton ghost it's mustard.
  4. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

    Norton Ghost or Acronis True Image. =)
  5. Steevo

    Steevo Spammer representing. Political User Folding Team


    Buy last years edition of Norton System Works Pro, save money, make a backup and get a year of AV.