How to make a recovery disk (DVD)

  MKS 17:30 24 Jul 2005

I have just completed rebuilding my PC win xp (pro), all related drivers and some software. The system is working very well. I would like to make an image of the hard disk (recovery disk) on DVD. Can some tell me how it's done.

Thank you all

  Jeddah 17:52 24 Jul 2005

Use a ghosting program , such as Norton Ghost or Acronis True Image (free with a rival magazines covermount)

  MKS 17:58 24 Jul 2005

Thank you for your response Jeddah. I have got Norton Ghost but never used it. Is it for making disk image and will it back up the operating system as well.

  Jeddah 18:09 24 Jul 2005

It will back up everything on the disk , or partition.

You can either make a straight copy "image" onto another disk , the second disk becomes a mirror image of the first, or make a backup which basically makes a compressed copy onto a cd/dvd/2nd hard drive that you can store for emergencies.

Make sure its a recent copy, I think Ghost 2003 onwards had support for NTFS disks, read the help files and check.

  MKS 18:13 24 Jul 2005

Thanks for your time Jeddah. It's Norton Ghost 2004. I will give it a try.

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