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I would like to know how to create an image of my computer, just in case it ever messes up.

I constantly reinstall xp (and since I dual boot, I have to redo my dual boot; this can prove very annoying)

Is there any freeware I can use to create an image of my computer (will it save the image of a dual boot? if so, how?)

I just created a Full Drive Backup using Nero's Backitup process. But I would like something so that I could just reload the image back up, and not have to reinstall drivers etc.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 11
many programs are capable of doing that, such as norton ghost, partition magic, and acronis trueimage/disk director.

I personally prefer disk director and true image, but they are not free.
Looks liek you can find some free ones
HERE , but i cant speak for their quality.

[Edit] Drive IMAGE XML is a free one that seems to be getting good reviews, might be worth a try.
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many programs are capable of doing that, such as norton ghost, partition magic, and acronis trueimage/disk director.

I personally prefer disk director and true image, but they are not free.
Looks liek you can find some free ones
HERE , but i cant speak for their quality.
how much are norton ghost and acronis true image?
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true image 9 runs from 22-36 dollars
An example

Ghost is more expensive EXAMPLE

You might be able to find these elsewhere for better prices, I havn't looked in a long time.
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post #6 of 11
Seagate Disc wizard...free. (based on an older Acronis version, if Iam not wrong).

http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/sup...ads/discwizard

Note: I have not personally tested it out fully, so use at your own risk. I also don't know if it works on non-seagate drives.
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there is also norton ghost but i am unsure if they have a trial or not, and how much for the full version
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there is also norton ghost but i am unsure if they have a trial or not, and how much for the full version
Talk about not reading the responses before you posted!!
    
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Talk about not reading the responses before you posted!!
i read it. i suggest the software i use. as i stated i did not know if there was a trial version.


yes i know it has been mentioned(ghost)
now who is not reading posts?
post #10 of 11
I love Acronis True Image.

It gives you the option to create a boot CD/DVD so you can do your restoration, backup, disk cloning without having to go into the OS. It's saved my butt a few times.
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