[pcductape] Re: restore disk

  • From: "Elaine" <Elaine@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 13:12:56 +0100

Cheers for the reply Victor,

I like to partition my hard drive could I copy all the info or rather copy 
partition C: Drive to say partition H: Drive,  using dos therefore when I 
format I would only need to format C:Drive and then use dos to copy the 
partition H: Drive back to C:

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Victor Firestone 
  To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Friday, May 16, 2003 4:57 AM
  Subject: [pcductape] Re: restore disk


  I am sorry to disappoint you in part - coz no way you are going to be able to 
put all your c: partition on a restore disk. The only caveat to that sentence 
is if that disk is another hard disk - and then all you have to do is "ghost" 
your current c: to the other empty hard disk and presto - you have a full 
backup just in case. When trouble strikes all you have to do is open up the 
comp, swap hard disks, reboot and your up and running.

  What I do is , after doing a basic install of my OS and minimal configuration 
of new system - 

  1. Make an image of my c: on another partition of my hard disks [I have 300GB 
of hard disks on my comp]
  2. All the programs and updates [including MS updates] I first download to my 
comp and only then are installed. After I have about 600mb of updates and 
programs I burn them to a CD , those CD'd are stored away.
  3. I run a weekly back-up job that backs up all the new docs and data on my 
comp - these too are thrown onto a CD .

  In this fashion - if something goes seriously awry it normally doesn't take 
me too long to bring my system back to life.


  TTFN - Vic

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  From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
On Behalf Of Elaine
  Sent: Friday, 16 May, 2003 01:34
  To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  hi all
  hope every one is ok 

  Is it possible that I could make my own restore disk for my computer???

  I would like to copy my C: drive including all the Programs, System files, 
Updates and partition info on to a restore disk
  so that should I have to reformat my hard drive I could just put in the 
restore disk and it would bring the drive up back to its previous state.  its 
so's i dont have to keep going up to MS to update.   I only want to do that 
when necessary.


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