Best hard drive recovery software

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Found 19th Mar 2010
Hi folks

after managing to get my Dad's ne Compaq CQ61 downgraded to Win XP Pro I want to preserve all the hard work finding teh drivers etc to get everything functional.

The new laptop has a utility to create backup DVDs that give a backup restore facility.

is there any free / shareware / cheap software solutions that i can use to create a backup of the basic Windows XP install.

i jave googled this but cannot find any definative solutions so real recommendations from real users here would really be appreciated.

Many thanks

EliTom

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Doesn't hiren's boot cd contain acronis and such for making exact replicas of your hard drive?
I swear I used to use it after a fresh install on my laptop because getting drivers was horrendous.

Nlite

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Rstudio can get some right saucy stuff off second hand hard drives.

Yep, do as Etzyme says.

You can download the CD image from here: hirensbootcd.net/dow…tml

Boot from the CD, run Acronis True Image and make an image of your drive/partition with the fresh XP install. You'll need to run Acronis True Image again when you want to restore the image.

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Yep, do as Etzyme says.You can download the CD image from here: … Yep, do as Etzyme says.You can download the CD image from here: http://www.hirensbootcd.net/download.htmlBoot from the CD, run Acronis True Image and make an image of your drive/partition with the fresh XP install. You'll need to run Acronis True Image again when you want to restore the image.



cheers inside and Etzyme

will try this option

EliTom
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