I currently have an Athlon XP 2700, 512 Mb RAM and a Maxtor 120Gb HDD and Windows XP Home. Using Drive Image I have created a second partition where a backup image is stored. Even though this is a backup solution, I have been concerned for some time that “all my eggs are in on basket”, should the HDD fail.
I propose to install a second identical HDD as a slave and create the image on this. I will then delete the partition on the first drive. My assumption is that, as Drive Image created the hidden partition, I will be able to reverse the process. If I cannot, would I be able to re-format the disk, thus deleting the partition, and restore the image previously created on the second disk. (I suppose I will have to reinstall XP first, together with drive image, or would I?).