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Jeff

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I was just using Drive Image 2002 to back up 18 gigs of my 40 gig hard drive to CDR's and it was going well until disc 3, I got an "Error writing to image file". When I clicked on OK, the program aborted and the computer rebooted.

I think that pretty much means I'm done with Drive Image 2002. I could just image that happening on the last disc.

Anyway, can anyone recommend any other drive imaging software?


Thanks,


Jeff
 

Jeff

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I think what I'm going to do is buy another hard drive and just do a drive to drive backup. This way I can continue using Drive Image (assuming I don't have further problems) and don't have to bother wasting time and CDR's.



Jeff
 

Chu Gai

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consider using rewriteables for backups. screwups during burning don't hurt so bad then. myself, since i've got the software on disks, i generally just backup my data files and various patches and updates provided they were downloaded as files to be executed later.
 

Rob Gillespie

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Backing up to a spare HD is the best way really. If you can, it's worth investing a little cash in one of those removable HD bays. You can then load the spare HD only when needed and keep it well away from the source machine.
 

Francois Caron

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Backing up to a spare HD is probably the best method for a notebook. Most notebooks with a swappable drive bay already have a removeable hard drive option readily available. If anything goes wrong with the main drive, just swap it with the backup drive!
 

Neil Joseph

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I use Drive Image for Win XP and a second hard drive. It has saved me more than once.
 

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