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Old 12-08-2004, 04:35 PM   #21 (permalink)
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when it comes to irreplacable files... that's the only way.
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Ghost is great if you learn to use it properly. You can't store your data on the same volume you're restoring your ghost image to. that's probably why you lost your data. southernlady instead of storing your data in several places you could place your data into a separate volume on your hard disk for storing only data (video, text, music, etc).

make an image of your operating system (with all installed applications and drivers) and store that image to your data volume. on the data volume use winace to archive executables and zip files so they cannot be infected with virus or trojans.

use a removable hard disk (USB/ firewire or preferably an IDE removeable rack) and use backup software like MS Backup or Total Commander to automate your backup process. They will find and save all files that have been changed and you can specify which folders or files to backup. you can take that removeable hard disk and put it into a firesafe or vault. that way you can be both anal and have a solid backup solution. not to mention.... firesafes are really cheap at walmart
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Ghost is great if you learn to use it properly. You can't store your data on the same volume you're restoring your ghost image to. that's probably why you lost your data. southernlady instead of storing your data in several places you could place your data into a separate volume on your hard disk for storing only data (video, text, music, etc).
It didn't trash MY computer and I was following the directions TO the letter and so was my husband. Btw, he has his certification in as a Preinstillation Specialist . I am a log reader here and we have our own business building computers.

I was *ghosting* MY O/S to my husband's computer and all our backup files were on the slave drive that was in one of our computers. Nothing messed up MY computer but it trashed his. So we left mine alone til his was up and running again.

I remember now why we were doing it. I wanted to get the dual boot OFF my computer without having to reformat and the only way I could figure out how to do that was to ghost it over to his, clean my master disk, and then ghost it back. So that means I had the slave drive. And I had taken everything that I wanted to be sure and save and put it on the slave drive. Too bad I hadn't done that to the most recent files of his, cause he lost a few things, not many but a few. Liz
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Old 12-08-2004, 09:11 PM   #24 (permalink)
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It didn't trash MY computer and I was following the directions TO the letter and so was my husband. Btw, he has his certification in as a Preinstillation Specialist . I am a log reader here and we have our own business building computers.

I was *ghosting* MY O/S to my husband's computer and all our backup files were on the slave drive that was in one of our computers. Nothing messed up MY computer but it trashed his. So we left mine alone til his was up and running again.

I remember now why we were doing it. I wanted to get the dual boot OFF my computer without having to reformat and the only way I could figure out how to do that was to ghost it over to his, clean my master disk, and then ghost it back. So that means I had the slave drive. And I had taken everything that I wanted to be sure and save and put it on the slave drive. Too bad I hadn't done that to the most recent files of his, cause he lost a few things, not many but a few. Liz
southernlady I'm sorry that you had a bad experience with that software. It seems perplexing to me that you would blame something caused by user error. I'm not impressed that your husband is a cerified Microsoft OEM System Builder or that you guys own a computer store. It doesn't mean you command mastery over any software or that you can't make mistakes.

If you had winME or win98 dual booted with winXP and wanted to get rid of win98/ME you could have deleted your win9x folder and used msconfig to check all boot paths. or you could have manually editted boot.ini. or if you needed to remove the Linux LILO Boot Manager: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q171611/
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I don't know if this helps but check this out: http://www.download.com/Secura-Backu...-10342464.html
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