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#31 Sjoeii


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Posted 22 October 2007 - 10:51 PM

How do you think Ghost is running?

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 11:38 PM

How do you think Ghost is running?

I've been using Ghost for 10 years - only minor problems along the way.

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 12:06 AM

I'll have a go at Ghost 14 than

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 09:03 PM

I use Image for Windows and BootIt NG

<a href="http://www.terabyteunlimited.com" target="_blank">http://www.terabyteunlimited.com</a>

They are not as slick and shiny as some of the others, but as far as I know, they are the only products that can verify every byte that gets backed up.

I love IFW, with its minimalistic, functionalistic, no nonsense UI, its utter reliability and the slight touch of excentricity about its vendor - even pricing is odd: $ 38.94 when everybody else would charge 38.95. I'd gladly pay that extra cent just for the UI. I'll sure get BING too if I ever feel the need for 200 primary partitions of 1 TB each :o

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 11:45 PM

BING is awesome as a way to restore images without screwing around with a DOS diskette or disc too... And/or as a means of multi-booting.

I still haven't heard of any other imaging utils that can verify every byte that gets backed up. This is critical functionality as far as I am concerned. I used to use another imaging utility (years ago), and began noticing system crashes (hard to not notice them, huh?). It turned out that tiny bits of corruption were being backed up and restored, but not noticed by the imaging utility. As soon as I switched to Image for Windows and BING, it caught the error and I was able (after some serious aggravation) to determine that my motherboard was at fault.

I know just about all imaging utils have "verify" functions, but they are not very thorough.

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 03:30 AM

It seems this is not as easy as it seems. Ive tried various products on my machine, and now have topics in 3 forums looking for advice

DSLR - http://www.dslreport...460-Fresh-start

ASUS - http://vip.asus.com/...SLanguage=en-us

And now at Nvidia - http://forums.slizon...?showtopic=9522

I have not tried a DOS disk yet, but Windows shawdow service method crashes, "hot" backup crashes, all on the second file. Copying the sectors works fine, but not the binary.

Paragon Manager 8 special
Paragon Drive Backup 8.5
Norton Ghost 9
Drive Snapshot
DriveImage XML
- This I have even tried with BartPE, but could not get BartPE to load, error 32768 reference Ntoskrnl not loading. A google suggests an older version of this file is at fault, but the XP SP2 disk for making the BartPE disk is the same that I loaded the O/S with. So I'm gathering there is another issue. Similar to firewalls blocking programs, but the error in the software does not relate to a firewall issue(seen this too many times to count).

Whether a DOS disk will help to copy Raid0 without crashing who knows, guess I'll have to try, but time is short at the momet for testing anything, let alone a fresh install due to more than a crash, as last time, it took 3 reboots to just load the O/S again.

Either way, this will at least warn others that it isn't always an easy thing if your hardware isn't compatiable.

Open to any advice at this stage.