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#1 trouble at mill

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 12:02 PM

Hello all,
Ok, now I'm puzzled!, I've just read through the 'Using DriveImage to Clone your Hard Drive' tutorial, there's something I need straightening out here, would I be correct in saying that when, or if, the operating system files get corrupted on your main drive, if you've created an image to an external hard drive, using DriveImage you can easily restore your operating system and files to the original drive provided that the actual drive is OK, but if you have to extract the image to another hard drive (because the original one is damaged), you still need the need an operating system disk to create the Ultimate boot CD! (and what if you don't have one!),if that is so then for me, DriveImage is not so handy as I thought it was.

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 03:36 PM

You don't wait until you are needing to use the image before you create the boot CD. Whatever imaging application you use (I use the free Acronis TrueImage from Seagate & Western Digital) you keep a restore image on an external drive and have a CD to boot from to restore the image to either the original drive, or a new one if you've had a drive failure. But if a boot CD gets lost or was never made, one can be created on any computer.

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 10:44 AM

I have a copy of Ubuntu live CD, could I use that to boot from and then load an image to a new hard drive?

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 03:13 PM

Problem solved!

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 05:20 AM

Sorry I haven't got back until now, pleased to hear it's sorted.

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