Want to do clean reinstall,but i am,

  impact 11:36 10 Jun 2007

concerned as i have never tried it before,if i make a mistake would my acronis TI8 backup save me?,last night i got as far as the option to delete the partition but i decided not to bother until i asked the forum this morning,i am not a complete beginner,i am confident in the registry etc,( computing for about two years)i really think my machine would benefit from a good clean,there seems to be a lot in the registry from previous downloads,but i am not sure what they are so i thought a reistall would help,plus ive got to learn sometime,any pointers or advice would be very gratefully received before i bite the bullet,thanks.ps, there are no partitions on my pc,

  VoG II 11:41 10 Jun 2007

click here should help.

  SANTOS7 11:45 10 Jun 2007

There should be an option in TI8 to Validate your backup image if you have not done this i would strongly recommend that you do, i made that mistake once and it cost me dear (backup was corrupt) and totally useless..

  impact 11:59 10 Jun 2007

thanks very much both,always verify my backups now since a friend of mine suffered the same fate, will have a good read now and post back, hopefully with a success story,im a bit wary but its got to be done,i feel better knowing i can ask the members of the forum if things go belly up thanks again.

  impact 17:20 10 Jun 2007

managed to do a clean install, wasnt too bad,i put all my software onto a cd from my programs but both my drives wont recognise the disk,i uninstalled the drivers from device manager and rebooted, but still cant access them,what can i do to get at them please? thanks.

  VoG II 18:04 10 Jun 2007

I would start a new thread for this. Many people won't read this one because it is ticked.

  impact 18:24 10 Jun 2007

sorry will do,it wasnt too scary thanks again.

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