Simple hard drive imaging?

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jklein

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Hi all,
Just got done re-installing Win2K on my son's computer after a hard drive failure and looking for an easier recovery (who isn't?). My kids all have these older PII/AMDK6 era computers all running Win2K and pretty much just set up for internet use, so I'd like to back up my son's hard drive to a restorable disk image so the next hard drive that goes doesn't cost me a day or two of work.

Not looking for anything fancy, just a simple backup image of the the disk for future restores (all these computers are pretty old, we've lost a few of the more ancient hard drives over the last few years :rolleyes: ).

I'd prefer a free utility and am about computer literate enough to be dangerous, i.e. I'm not afraid to tweak. I see a lot of these around on the 'net but figure you guys/gals would have the skinny on what'll do the job and what'll give me an aneurism (sp?).

Thanks for any help,
Jeff K.
 

Squashman

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I think most people here will recommend Acronis True Image. Yes it costs money but is probably the best solution.
 

jklein

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Yeah, that's probably the best bet...as much as I have to redo these old things that's not a bad price. Thanks for the tip, guys.

BTW, JohnWill, I like your sig line...goes very well with the pro audio/live sound field as well.:rolleyes:
(cool avatar, Squashman...a fellow cartoon geek I see:D )

Thanks,
Jeff K.
 

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Seems to be the best picture that resembles my Nick name. Plus my kids love the movie.
 

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I even occasionally get to use that expression in my consulting business. :D
 
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norton ghost aint bad to and thiers a free version if i recall its been years sence i used it but when i was using it i had a free cd came with a motherboard i bought.
 
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