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Backing Up My Entire C: Drive!!!

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by GoJoAGoGo, Sep 29, 2003.

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  1. GoJoAGoGo

    GoJoAGoGo Thread Starter

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    Hi:

    My O/S is Win ME. I presently have just a few programs from my C: Drive backed up. I used Easy CD Creator. I want to back up my entire C: Drive and wonder if Easy CD Creator will be the way to go or is there another program which I could use that would do a better job. Freeware or Shareware for a reasonable price will work.

    Thanks....:cool:
     
  2. CastleHeart

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    Hey Cwool guy,

    Are you trying to make a copies of data or save whole programs and settups? Easy CD would probably work fine for your personal stuff... photos, songs, mails and such.

    I know it does not fall withing your Freeware parameter, but I have used Norton Ghost on three PCs with good success and actual had a major crash and completely restored the new HD back to the original - started up like it never missed a beat - with perfect success.



    just a thought

    - Castleheart :cool:




    "...it escaped ..... into D mountains...."
     
  3. NiteHawk

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    I agree. I can't say enough good things about Ghost.
    If you happen to have Norton System works, Ghost is a part of it.

    Here is a good tutorial on Ghost.

    http://ghost.radified.com/
     
  4. CastleHeart

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    Hey Hawk,

    I've seen that site listed before and never could get it to load.
    just checked again and it still doesn't for me. Has it been changed or maybe it evaporated? Clue me in. I would be anxious to check it out

    - Castleheart :confused:
     
  5. brindle

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    I just tried it too and it wouldn't load

    ditto just got it to load
     
  6. CastleHeart

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    Well I'll be. I no sooner sent that last message than I tried again and it worked. Must be busy sometimes!


    Never mind


    - C
     
  7. NiteHawk

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    Could have been busy, they say that it is the most popular tutorial on the site, followed only by their one on Fdisk.

    http://fdisk.radified.com/

    I copied and pasted each to a Word document and put the site link at the top of the page for reference.
     
  8. NiteHawk

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    The tutorial even has the command line for backing up your HD in 640meg slices so that they can be burned to CD's later if you don't have an extra partition or HD.
     
  9. GoJoAGoGo

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    Hi:

    CastleHeart, thanks for your response. Yes I want to backup my entire HD, programs, setups, files, folders etc..... And if I need to format my HD, I would like to restore it back to the way it was as you say, without missing a beat. Nortons Ghost sounds like what I'm looking for.

    I've done a little research looking for the best price and have discovered Nortons Ghost 2002 is rated higher than the 2003 version. Have you heard anything about this fact? I found this information at this site:
    http://www.dealtime.com/GS2/GS2Stat...738108048&keyword=nortons+ghost&submit=Search

    Nitehawk thanks for the Ghost tutorial link. I will read the entire tutorial before I make any final decisions. Sounds like I will go with Nortons Ghost but now must decide which to choose, the 2002 or 2003 version.

    Thanks again...:cool:
     
  10. NiteHawk

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    As I understand it, the biggest difference between Ghost 2002 and 2003 is that 2002 and everything before that was run from the command line (DOS), 2003 is supposed to be able to run from both the command line and from within windows.

    Other than that, I don't know what differences there are between 2002 and 2003. I'm used to the command line, so it's no big deal.
     
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    Thanks johnwill, $10.00 is definitely a good deal. (y)
     
  13. CastleHeart

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    :eek: $10 :eek:

    Most definitely!





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  14. raybro

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    Johnwill... About the NSW with Ghost. Do you know if Ghost is a "Full" version? I'm tinking back to when Symantec had GoBack bundled with NSW and it was a "Personal Edition" which did not have all the features of the Deluxe Edition.

    Just wondering if they did a similar thing with Ghost.
     
  15. Krall

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    Just a question. I have used Ghost before to make an image of my computer and then restore my pc using my new image. my question is, Doesnt your PC have to have TWO hard drives or TWO partitions on the same disk to do this? If you make an image of your pc isnt it too large to fit on cd? and in that case if you put it on your hdd and then go and format your hdd, you also format your image. which is best way to do it, put image on cd, on another hdd, or on another partition?
     
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