OS is XP Home.In Computer Management/Disk Management the disk shows two partitions. A 47mb FAT (EISA Configuration)partition and the (c:) NTFS partition. I've made an image of both these partitions on the Acronis Secure Zone. I am now wondering if I should only have made an image of the (c:) partition as, in Acronis, the box for the FAT partition was originally unticked.
I can't get it to make an image to CD-RWs but, after reading every previous posting about Acronis, I might be better using CD-Rs or getting an external hard disk.
Any advice would be gratefully received although I realise it's a bit late.
You can only create a Image to another Partition that is big enough to put it on or direct to Multiple CDRW's. Are you trying to create a Image of the small Partition? It should be in the Root of C:\ if that is your main Partition look in Explorer for a
Thanks. Sorry for the delay - just in from work. I've made the image ok on the Acronis Secure Zone which, as you know, is a secure partition. The image includes the FAT16 partition and the c.NTFS partition. I've checked the image using the Acronis programme and it says it's ok. I can use the "Explore Image" option within the Acronis programme to assign the copy of the c partition a temporary drive letter and view it as a logical drive. It won't let me assign a temporary drive letter to the FAT16 partition.
As I said in the original posting, I'm not sure I should have made a copy of the FAT16 partition. I wonder if it will cause a problem if and when I come to restore the whole image. Mind you, I could just restore the copy of the c partition as it gives you the option of which partitions to restore. I'm thinking that the FAT16 partition with it's EISA configuration includes the files to boot up of the machine but that might just be gobbledigook.
I've done a search for tib files but there is nothing obvious there so I'll go and have a root in the c drive.