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Old 04-27-2006, 10:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A friend of mine wiped the recovery drive from his laptop by mistake.

I have re-installed XP SP2 using the factory supplied CD, installed all the latest drivers and set up the pre-installed software manually, minus a few he didn't want.

Can anyone give me an easy step by step on how to create a recovery CD /or put this setup on a hidden partition of the hard drive.

the following lists the tools I have:

XP sp2 CD
Norton Ghost 9
Nero 6.6.0.15b
Partition Magic 8

Any assistance will be gratefully appreciated
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Old 04-28-2006, 06:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well you have Norton Ghost so why not install that and make a image of the HDD as it is. That way you just have to put the image back on instead of installing again.
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Old 04-28-2006, 10:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thx for reply Makaveli,

I have installed all of the OS, Drivers and software on C: drive, I have installed Ghost also.

What I would like to do is put image on hidden D: drive so my friend can't wipe it again and create a boot/recover CD to link to the image.

This is where i'm having trouble as Ghost 9 does not seem as friendly as when I used Ghost 6 (which I no longer have) that allowed you to create a Ghost boot disk with Gdisk included to hide partitions.

any ideas ?

thx again
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Maybe Acronis True Image can accomplish this. I dont remember all the options of Ghost 9. I have only used it a couple of times before i switched over to Acronis.
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Thx for heads up on Acronis will check it out. I have put ghost image on new partition of hard drive, to hide partition and create boot cd would need version of ghost earlier than ghost 9.

Bad move upgrading, lol.

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Old 05-02-2006, 10:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks very much for your support.

I purchased a copy of Acronis True Image and had no problems. What a great piece of software, it did everything I needed and more in 1 go.

Will not be using Norton Ghost ever again :amazed:
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