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#1 Pav000

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 03:49 PM

Hi

I am about to a re-format my C drive and want to put a hidden restore partition on it can any one give me advice on which software to use please.

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150gig back up drive

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#2 JonM33

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 05:21 PM

Acronis True Image can do this.

It creates an Acronis Secure Zone (ASZ) that you can backup a recovery image to. No malware or viruses can write to this partition.

It's probably the best software I have ever used. It has spared me quite a bit in allowing me to create a perfect image of my OS after all games, apps, etc are installed.

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 12:17 PM

Do you install windows and components then the software?

How dose this compare wirh Paragon software.

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 06:35 PM

You can't install the software without an OS. Yes, install Windows with all patches and all applications you need first.

No idea about Paragon. I have never used it.

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 02:16 PM

Well I set up my software just to my liking (best part of two days) then added Paragon Back up and recovery 10.2 free edition. Argh it set off well then froze on a bad sector!. Ok so I make a hard disk checker from Samsung (CHKDSK isnt good enough apparently)and yes there are bad sectors on it.

It says i should wipe the hard disk with the Samsung ISO disk and start loading again. What do you think I should do please

1) Ignore it?
2) Fix the disk and how?
3) Buy a new Sata Hard disk (Presently 300gig) and which one?
4 Buy a new computer. (Were from)?

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 07:28 PM

Samsung diagnostics reported the drive bad? If so, I wouldn't keep it. I'd get a new drive. Here's a 500GB Samsung F3 for $49.

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 06:07 PM

Had a blue screen today. A new drive is imminent, are new hard drives 100% ok?

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 08:32 PM

are new hard drives 100% ok?

That's hard to say. It could either die on you in a few months or last a couple of years.

Check out reviews on sites like Newegg, to get a fair idea.

Edited by ReviverSoft, 12 August 2010 - 08:33 PM.

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 08:45 PM

Had a blue screen today. A new drive is imminent, are new hard drives 100% ok?


I have 6 Samsung hard drives of 1TB or more. I can vouch for them and highly recommend their hard drive products.




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