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#1 cylon

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Posted 29 September 2005 - 05:09 PM

Has anyone had any problems using Norton's GoBack program on Xp. I just bought the program, but after reading the potential install problems, I am have second thoughts. I will appreciate any feedback.

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Posted 29 September 2005 - 06:05 PM

Hi there,

Before I start I'll just say this is my 'personal opinion'. For me, Norton is not something I would advise using. It is full of bugs and is resource heavy. Its tendrils get in everywhere and removing it completely is a bit of a job. To be fair, regarding the specific Norton program you mention I have no experience of. But that's not a good sign. It's new and therefore the jury is out. To top it off, Norton 'costs'. The fact is you can back your system up with less intrusive software and for free.

I would recommend ERUNT. For me, if I had my way, 'everyone' would have this. It takes a shot of your registry each day and saves it to a folder. That means you can restore your registryto any day, any time, as many times as you like. Even better, the folder is stored in the WINDOWS folder. What does that mean? Well, it means if a catastrophy has happened and you are even unable to boot due to a corrupted registry (and you need to be able to boot to enable system restore), you can actually access the WINDOWS folder from the Control Console. It has saved many people's PC's where otherwise the only option would have been a reinstall or reformat. ERUNT download:

http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/

ERUNT tutorial:

http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/erunt.txt

I hope that helps :thumbsup:


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Posted 30 September 2005 - 11:39 AM

THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT. I APPRECIATE YOU TAKING THE TIME TO HELP.

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Posted 30 September 2005 - 11:59 AM

I gave up on Norton ans MacAfee over two years ago. I went with AVG Free. It works well for me.
The GO Back with Norton. Is that a restore feature?
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Posted 30 September 2005 - 12:52 PM

Hi there,

Yes, it is a restore feature:

http://www.symantec.com/goback/

It looks pretty good actually, however, as in my previous post there are good free alternatives....just without the bells and whistles :thumbsup:

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Posted 30 September 2005 - 12:56 PM

What is the advantage of GOBack over XP system restore?
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Posted 30 September 2005 - 01:06 PM

Hi there,

Well essentially system restore is a one shot thing...once you go back with it you lose all other restore points. Not too bad if using system restore has solved your issue, but, if you haven't gone back far enough and the problem still remains you're a bit stuck. System Restore is a good feature, it's just a bit inflexible.

Systems like ERUNT allow you to move back and forth between dates as many times as you like. GoBack looks like it allows a similar thing.

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Posted 30 September 2005 - 08:41 PM

Go Back was developed for situations in Win 9x...that are handled better by System Restore in Win 2K and XP.

A back-up/disk-imaging program would be a better option than Go Back.

Just another opinion...

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Posted 30 September 2005 - 09:18 PM

Have you used the drive image on Digital Dolly. I have been using DD for over two but never had a need. I guess I should at least try it.
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Posted 05 October 2005 - 02:31 PM

Hello, Have not used Norton's GoBack, have Roxio GoBack3. Been using GoBack since Adaptec owned the program.
Some people have problems with the new Norton edtion, do not know why.
I installed GoBack3 on a WindowsXP Home unit without problem been using it for the last 18 months.
Keeps all files unlike System Restore which only keeps system files.
Have a virus use GoBack, saves time and aggravation. Deleted a file, use GoBack to recover a file. Can't access Windows, GoBack uses the MBR in order to operate before Windows starts.
Read the GoBack information to avoid pitfalls. Need to understand about the change in the MBR.
Should not be used as a subsitute (but along with) a good image program such as Norton's Ghost or Acronis True Image.
Take Care.
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