Acronis True Image

  david4637 21:26 20 Aug 2003

I have used the above from a PCW Cover disc and created an image on CDRs of the C:\ .
When I plucked up courage to restore the image (as a try and see what happens)it said it needed to reboot because the swap file was running. At this point my courage went and I cancelled the operation.
Could you please give me your confidence that Acronis will overwrite my C:\ drive OK, without a W98SE reinstall exercise which I do NOT want at this time. Thanks David

  christmascracker 21:35 20 Aug 2003

I got Acronis on a cover disc too a couple of months ago.

Like you I was a bit dubious to say the least the first time I used it.

I think it's great and have used it lots of times since and it hasn't let me down yet.

The best £6 I've spent in a long time


  woodchip 21:50 20 Aug 2003

It will overwrite the C:\ drive including partition info just as when you created the Image. So if it's a month from now that you had problems you would reload the Image. And then reload backups of E-Mail and any docs you made after you created the Image. As these are still necessary

  woodchip 21:50 20 Aug 2003

PS this can be done in 5 to 10 mins

  david4637 17:21 21 Aug 2003

1. Thanks for your replies.

2. Have you given it the OK to reboot because it could not load in the backed up image because the swap file was "running" ? Thanks David

  christmascracker 19:08 21 Aug 2003

I always run it from start up ie put boot disk in drive and restart pc

Good luck

  david4637 13:41 22 Aug 2003

What happens when you boot up using the
Acronis Boot Floppy disc. Is it similar to booting to the DOS Prompt? Thanks David

  christmascracker 14:30 22 Aug 2003

I havn't got a clue as never worked with DOS. If you have a look in the help file it will tell you exactly what to do (and better than me explaining) and what to expect


  woodchip 14:50 22 Aug 2003

If it's like Acronis Disc Administrator it's like working in windows but with out task bar and icons. PS the above is the equivalent of Partition Magic. It's Easy

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