Backing up XP

  Splodge 12:52 09 Jan 2005

Are there any programs available which will completely back-up everything including the whole of the Windows XP operating system.

Every time I try I seem to either lose everything on the back-up disk because of a problem ((Drive Image) or it does not copy the full operating system!

  TomJerry 12:55 09 Jan 2005
  Splodge 13:04 09 Jan 2005

Thanks I will have a look, any other program anyone.

I have also tried Double Image but that cannot copy everything although it is very good on copying across new data!

  freaky 14:27 09 Jan 2005

First I tried Drive Image, found it very complex.

Then got Norton Ghost, it worked OK but very slow, found that Symantec were useless to try to contact in the event of any problems. Also the interface starts in a Window, then reverts to MSDOS. Means you cannot use the PC while Ghost is running. This may not be the case however with the new Ghost V 9.0.

Bought Acronis True Image 8 last week, after seeing good reports about it on here and elsewhere.

Very pleased with it, and you can continue using your PC while it is doing a task.

Also had a query, sent them an email and had a satisfactory reply within 8 hours!

The manual which is in PDF Format, is very comprehensive....all 210 pages!!!

  Splodge 14:36 09 Jan 2005

thank you, you are the 2nd to recommend it. I will buy on-line if it backs up as you say.

I assume it is not available on disk>

  JoeC 15:11 09 Jan 2005

Tried Drive Image - some errors.

Tried Norton Ghost - backup whilst Windows running but too complex for me and no real help from Symantec. Sure Symantec now own Drive Image.

Acronis True Image - tried it. Bought it on CD. Easy to navigate and simple enough that even I could backup !! Backup in Windows.

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