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Complete Windows XP harddisk Backup

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Buggerlugs

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#1
Anyone had any success with software which can completely backup your entire harddisk, windows xp and all to cdr?

I`m after a solution that will allow me to format, put cd in and get everything back.

I do not have, nor ever will have a floppy drive in my pc.

Idea`s anyone?
 
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redman

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#3
Norton Ghost works very well. You can make a bootable CD with it so there will be no need for an "a: drive".
But I use PowerQuest's Drive Image pro as its more compatable with my burner.
 

damnyank

I WILL NOT FORGET 911
#4
I use Drive Image 2002 and use bootable floppies in case I can not get into XP - however I believe you can create a bootable cd in Nero!

I know there are others far wiser than I on the forum!
 

damnyank

I WILL NOT FORGET 911
#5
Originally posted by catch23
I used Drive Image 2002...works great...and you don't even have to have the program installed to make a backup...
As a new user of DI2002 - could you provide a little more info re: "don't need program installed to make a b/u??"


:confused:
 

damnyank

I WILL NOT FORGET 911
#6
So - let me see if I follow you (please bear with this dummy) - you end up with a bootable cd that will install windows and nothing more.

From here you can go ahead and restore any of the partitions (or perhaps I should use any other images, be it software or whatever, that you choose) that you have previously saved to whatever media you have chosen.

Am I with ya - or did this dummy get lost???

If I got it right - thanx!
 
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allan

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#8
Yes, that's correct. That, in fact, is a primary use of Ghost & Drive Image - transferring the precise image of your current drive(s) to one or more new drive(s) (or the same one in the event of melt-down) - partition information and all. Easlily done from the bootable floppies.
 
D

Daedalus

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#9
ghost works in a similar way, just need to create the floppy disk to run ghost from in DOS, and you're away.
 
B

Buggerlugs

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#13
I`m certainly interested in Powerquest drive image 2002 but can it do the following.

1. Completely backup widows xp pro off 1 partition to a bootable cdr.

2. Boot from that cdr, format to my liking and then reinstall everything?
 

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