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Can anyonr tell me the best freeware alternative to Norton Ghost. I have had a couple of bugs that caused my system to crash and I'd like a failsafe backup that I can run from a disk. You help would be appreciated. regards, webby048
 

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Haven't had any complaints about Ghost .. Since I donated it to the local land fill.
I now use Acronis

As far as freeware .. Macrium has good reviews and is very popular.
You can only restore Image Backups from an External .. or internal .. Hard Drive.

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Free system imaging/backup software:

Macrium Reflect (Free)
O&O Disk Image Express
Comodo Time Machine
Clonezilla Live (A bootable CD of Debian with Clonezilla.)
Paragon Backup & Recovery
Drive Image XML
PING (Partimage is not Ghost)
Partition Saving
Clonezilla

Parted Magic disk partitoning tool (Bootable CD image)
If you prefer a bootable USB key, download and run Linux Live USB Creator. Choose the Parted Magic distro, and it will download it and automatically create a bootable USB key.

This CD (or key) contains many useful tools. You can partition, recover files, recover lost partitions, make disk images (by several different methods), transfer files between media, scan for viruses (It can serve as an Alternative Trusted Platform for search and elimination of rootkits and bootkits), examine and benchmark hardware, access the internet, and much more.
 

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Thank's for that - this exercise is still thin ice for me and your suggestion is a great help. I was thinking along the line of a back-up disk but a bootable usb stick sounds encouraging.
Regards, webby048
 
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