Re: Backup questions, I use a external hard drive
- From: "AB7HW Dick Lee Chrisman" <ab7hw@xxxxxxx>
- To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2006 14:14:08 -0700
I use a external hard drive for data back up it works fine, it looks just
like another drive and is JFW Friendly because you are using Windows
As I said I use a external hard drive with Windows XP home. I use Casper
the Bootable back up program, it is pretty much 100% JFW Friendly.
That is the good part. The problem comes with the fact that Windows XP will
not boot up to a external hard drive so it is better to use a internal hard
drive for a program such as Ghost by Norton or Casper by Future Systems.
Using a internal hard drive allows you to boot up to the second internal
hard drive and then you can replace the bad drive or copy the second one
over to the first and you are in business.
Nothing that is available except Narrator the Windows speaking program will
work for the Blind when booting up. So if you had a hard drive failure you
would not be able to tell what the computer is doing, this might require a
sighted helper, but all of this does allow you to get back into operation in
a minimal amount of Time!
I plan to reboot to the Windows XP CD and then move the bootable Casper copy
to another new hard drive, I have a copy of Casper and the user manual burnt
to a CD so if I need sighted help the manual and information on how to set
up a new hard drive are there for them to follow.
I am using Windows XP home, JFW 6.2 and Casper 3.x.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael G." <commodore128@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, January 09, 2006 12:34 PM
Subject: Backup questions
I'm looking at buying an external hard drive for making backups of all my
important files. After some looking around, I've found that most of these
external hard drives include backup image software. There was a recent
discussion on the list about this type of software and it was determined
that Jaws will not work with any image software because of the fact that
you're required to boot your computer into DOS in order to run the
application. So, with this being the case, the only alternative is to get
sighted assistance to help you get through the process of running the
software and making the backup. My question is, I'd like to get a backup
image utility that is fairly intuitive and easy to use, so that I can guide
someone who is not so computer saavy through the process. Has anyone had
any good experiences using this type of software? Any recommendations?
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