Compaq recovery disk limit

  stormrider123 14:02 12 Sep 2010

I have a compaq presario SR1705UK
i created a back up disk when i first booted the pc
but now i want to use the recovery manager to create another recovery disk of my current system but it displays a message saying A set of disks have already been created is there any other way to reset this or is there any free software on the web which does the same thing which i can download.

Any help will be apreciated

  lotvic 14:58 12 Sep 2010

Use Acronis to make an image of the current setup.

It is well worth the few quid it costs, or if you have a Seagate or Maxtor harddrive you can get it free from Seagate site, Diskwizard or Maxblast5 are both Acronis program (slightly cut down versions)

  robin_x 19:41 12 Sep 2010

Or EASEUS Todo Backup makes images and boot CD/DVD.

(Tool/Create Bootable disc - it may not prompt automatically)

If you have W7, Images can be made from Backup & Restore Center.
W7 Home Premium can image to a local USB HDD but not over a network to shared PC or drive.

Note I have only restored an image 3 times in a year. But one attempt failed.

If you have space, create two images.

Soon after I got my laptop, I did a factory restore, deleted all the factory rubbish, installed Firefox and a minimal set of bits and pieces, set my wallpaper and configured Windows to my liking and made an image (+boot disc) which I think of as "My Factory image".

The Compaq Factory image took 2 hours to restore.
W7 or EASEUS take about 20 minutes on a cleanish system. (25GB).

I have been known to make an image every night since they are so quick.

(Note that W7 overwrites previous image in Hidden/System Folder WindowsImageBackup. But you can mess with ownership and permissions to gain access and rename it to say MyWindowsImageBackup1 or whatever.
So I have a 'MyFactoryImage' which never gets overwritten.)

EASEUS, you can make as many images as you want.
Also Acronis and Seagate.

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