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Bernie

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I have my hard drive in three partitions C,D,E. The first `C` has Windows plus all my serious (and vital!!) programs - I use my computer for my business.
I have purchased both Norton Ghost2002, and Drive Image 5.0 as I wish to back up the vital `C to D`
It would appear that I have wasted my money as none of these programs recognise that I have three partitions!!!
Can anyone recommend a program which works with XP, or am I doing something wrong?
I have GoBack installed.
Thanks
Bernie (bernascone@btinternet.com)
 
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Waldo

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#2
I have 2 drives with 7 partitions and Ghost 2002 works great. It has saved me on more than one occasion. What sort of partition info is it giving you?
 

phishhead

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#3
I'm set up like you
c:\ win98 fat32
d:\winxp NTFS
e:\downloads and mp3's, etc fat32

I have pmagic 7.0 on my xp partition and it can read all just fine....
 
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Waldo

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#4
Are you using the boot disc created in Ghost? I use a Win98 boot floppy and copy mouse.com to it for mouse support. After the PC boots I pop in a second floppy with ghostpe on it and run ghostpe. Pick "Local", then "Disc" or "Partition" depending on which I want to image, then "Image" and burn the image to CD.
 
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Bernie

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Thanks for your replies.

I have three partition C`D`E - All NTFS. C has XP + all my vital progs, Office etc. D is blank as I wish to back up C to it.
Ghost says I have to add GoBack Drivers to the boot disk - I don`t know what these are!!!
Drive Image from their boot disks does not recocnise any partitions.

Bernie
 
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Vorpal

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#6
And there's your problem.

Ghost can image NTFS partitions (2002 Ghost required for the newer XP NTFS).

However, Ghost can only write to a FAT 16/32 partition. Same thing with your other clone program. Ghost "sees" all drives and partitions on your system, but doesn't list any in the image-dump dialog box because there isn't a FAT partition/drive for it to see.

You need to use a spare drive or create a partition that is FAT32.

For XP after a fresh installation, it will take about 640MB of HD space with a Fast image (I highly recommend never using the High compression setting).

For me - with Office XP, 5 games, applications, VB Basic 6.0 and some other stuff installed, a Fast image will take ~5Gigs.


Good Luck Amigo
 
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= Indy =

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#7
I have XP, C,D,E like yourself Bernie, all NTFS.
I have Drive Image 5 and made the rescue disks and boot off those.
Dont really know why yours wont work, but Drive Image 5 will work under XP.
It sees all my drives and WILL copy to NTFS, and I ve got the backups to prove it! :D
 
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Vorpal

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#8
5.0 will write the images to NTFS?

Dang - I'm going to have to go look for myself a copy of that then!


I really love Ghost though.

thx :)
 
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Bernie

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Thanks for all your replies, I will try again with Drive Image Boot Disks tonight. Maybe GoBack is the problem.
If this does not work maybe a `FlipToDisk` external Hard Drive will work. They are expensive but as my computer is Soooooo vital to my work I will have to get one?
What does everyone think?
Bernie
 

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