View Full Version : Imaging your HDD?
05-20-2002, 08:36 PM
I have this habit of reformatting every couple of weeks or so. I was wondering what software I should use to image my C:\ on Blank CD's.
If I image my C:\ then if I reformat my computer and load the images in... will it look JUST like it was when I imaged it?
By the way...
I'm using Windows XP Professional as my OS.
05-20-2002, 08:56 PM
I've always been a fan of Powerquest's Drive Image program, although there are many users who swear by Norton Ghost.
Drive Image can write directly to CD-R, or can create 650MB image files if you wish.
Finally, after a restore, your system will look identical to the way it did when you created the image.
05-20-2002, 09:03 PM
Does that program work for Windows XP Pro?
05-20-2002, 09:18 PM
I ghost mine out to a hard drive but Norton Ghost is capable of imaging to CD-R!
05-20-2002, 09:23 PM
Norton Ghost boots off a floppy, so it's compatable with many different partition types. I usually ghost my drive to a CD-RW, because I ghost the drive periodically to keep the data current.
05-20-2002, 10:55 PM
Alrighty.... I got myself GHOST 2K2...
Now I have no clue what I'm doing...
This is what I did...
First went to Norton Ghost Boot Wizard...
Put a Floppy in...
Chose CD-ROM Bootdisk....
Now I couldn't figure out how to boot w/ the floppy, so I booted up w/ an old Windows 98SE CD... and went to command prompt (Win XP Pro is my OS)
Then from there.... I loaded up the Ghost program off the floppy...
Then I thought things were going dandy because I some how managed to start recording my C drive to CDR's...
But THEN.... If I kept the program running w/ out doing anything... my monitor would just shut off.. just after hearing a series of beeps from my chassis speaker... and it would stop recording (my light would go orange from red)
THen if I hit any key.. it would go back to the program and start recording again...
What am I doing??????!!!!!!!!
05-22-2002, 08:46 PM
Anyone got the enlightening skills?
05-23-2002, 02:11 PM
I used Ghost 2002... but whenever my computer is idle while it's burning a cdr... it beeps a few times.. then the monitor shuts off... and stops recording... then when I press any key... it goes back.. and starts burning again.
Has anyone ever come across that problem?
05-27-2002, 10:18 PM
well.. actually.... i'm running ghost from the boot disk... in the actual program from loading up the command prompt w/ a windows 98 cd... but i'm running xp pro as an os...
btw.. i have a 40x burner...
05-30-2002, 12:11 AM
Yay.. problem solved.. setting in my bios....
i had it do that saving power ish... in my bios on... for 30 secs...
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