can anyone help me with this one ?

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casper03

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im looking for software that i can use to make a bootable or complete backup of my windows xp instalation as i am using a dual boot system at the moment but the me side is knacked.

i want to delete the me side but the xp is on a hidden partition on the c drive so im worried that when i try to reformat the me
partition that it may just reformat the whole drive.

i need something that is try before you buy to use right away
that will allow me to backup a 10 gig partition on my c drive.
i dont care how long it takes or how many cd's im going to need
as it has taken weeks and weeks to get my xp install perfect
and would hate to have to start all over again.

so something that will allow me to reinstall the whole thing from backup would be greatly helpfull.

many many thanks in advance
and best wishes for the coming festive season to all
 

casper03

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me thinks you all gone for holidays lol
oh well have a great time folks you all deserve it....
 
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Your not going to like this response but I basically have the same problem with win98 and win2k.

If you don't have a lot of stuff you really need to back up I would consider just repartition and reformatting the machine, reinstall winxp and start fresh.

Not sure how your boot manager works but it's a good chance winxp won't boot after you format the winme partition anyway.
Most boot managers have files written to the c drive to handle the boot loading.

Other than that, the only software I know that will do your backup is norton ghost, but it's not free and there is no demo.

www.symantec.com
 

casper03

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would just like you all to know that I've ended up back where
I started, but now both me and xp installs are perfect using
acronis OS selector 100 times better than bootmagic.

just like to say once again that I wish all of you and your
the very very best for the Christmas period.
and a very happy new year especially our American friends
may the best of your yesterdays be the worst of your tomorrows
 
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