My old Drive Image 2002 program is now obsolete and anyway was beginning to malfunction. I now want new drive imaging software but am not having much luck finding a good one. I've tried a 15-day evaluation of Acronis True Image 8.0, but it wouldn't restore my backed-up image. I have also tried an evaluation copy of R-Drive Image and found it impossible to understand, and anyway it refused to make an emergency boot-up disc. The obvious choice is Norton Ghost but this has had a lot of lousy feedback from those who have used it. Has anyone any recommendations for good, reliable, simple-to-understand imaging software? I am running Windows XP, by the way.
Acronis True Image 8.0 is an excellent program, and in my opinion is far better than Ghost, and much easier to use.
You state in your post that it would not restore your backed-up image, but you did not state what program you used to create the back-up. If this back-up image was not created with Acronis, then that would be the reason for the failure.
When I tried to restore with Acronis, my computer froze up. The 'Loading, please wait' screen appeared and that was it. I waited for ten minutes then was forced to reboot. I tried a second time and the same thing happened. So I wasn't impressed with True Image. I reckon I'll give the latest version of Ghost a try. Incidentally, don't try XXClone. I gave it a go and it wiped everything off my detachable hard disk.
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