I've just bought a new PC and have loaded all of the relevant drivers etc. and also all of my mostly used programs. I was just wondering if there is any software available that would create a bootable image on DVD discs? This way it would be easier to reload everything from 2 or 3 discs rather than the numerous others that would be required in the event of a PC crash. Thanks in advance.
Acronis true image has never let me down, been using it for several years now, a good option is to keep a copy on a spare partition preferably on second hard drive and will restore inside half an hour.
I've used Drive Image 7 for the last yr or more and each time I have needed to do either a partial or complete recovery it has worked flawlessly. Like you plan too, I have imaged a recent XP re-install on DVD as well as the image files I store on hard disk.
Symantec have now brought out Powerquest and incorporated Drive Image into there most recent version of Ghost. It also comes bundled with Norton Sys Works 2005 which given the other utilities available in this suite of software makes for a particularly good deal over the usual standalone price of the Ghost software.