Hi all, I have just installed Acronis TrueImage, it's the personal edition v 8 which was on a cover disc. I've made an image of my C drive which is stored on an external hard drive. I would now like to restore this image as a dummy run to make sure everything works OK. My question is, if the restore went wrong or say froze part way though or whatever, would I then be faced with having to do a new install of XP and all of my software. I don't fancy having to do that as I do not have any problems at the moment.
You are not very trusting! I have True Image and never had a Problem with it. If it's on a External Drive make sure it's on the first Partition of that drive for TI to see it when you boot with Rescue Media
<<< I would now like to restore this image as a dummy run to make sure everything works OK. >>>
I did exactly the same thing on Saturday with the trial version of True Image 9. Before I started, I had three partitions - one with 98SE, one with XP Pro and one with Norton Ghost backups. After trying to restore the Acronis "image" file I had a totally demolished hard drive!
I had to fdisk the drive and reinstall XP - I really couldn't be bothered with the hassle of reinstalling 98SE with all the drivers it requires. I'll stick with Ghost and all my other Ghost backups are on a separate external hard drive.