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Tool to convert partition into image for restoration?

By bhavtosh ·
hi,
i have a machine with 1 hard disk that has 2 partitions of 20 GB each; im looking for a tool that create a bootable image of my active and primary partition so that if i have to rebuild my machine with new OS and relevant software then i need to install everything from start.

i tried norton ghost and true image from acronis but i was not able to use it properly due to lack of usage.

what i want is simply a tool that can create a bootable image of my active partition so that i can restore a preinstalled WinXP with ms office from the image to save time and efforts.

thanks in advance,

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Clarify "not able to use it properly due to lack of usage"

by robo_dev In reply to Tool to convert partition ...

Does that mean you don't know how to use it?

Ghost has this capability: I've used it before > partition to image > image to partition

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Re:Clarify "not able to use it properly due to lack of usage"

by bhavtosh In reply to Clarify "not able to use ...

im new to these tool as i never tried them; can you please mention the steps to create image of a partition using ghost 14 or true image 2009?

thanks,

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Easus

by 1bn0 In reply to Tool to convert partition ...
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Both of those programs can do that

by Kenone In reply to Tool to convert partition ...

Although Ghost uses a ghost boot disk from which you restore the image. You could make a bootable disk that contains the image, as long as it is small enough. but it's not necessary and can trip you up when you want to restore a different image.

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I wouldn't want to be mean to you

by tintoman In reply to Tool to convert partition ...

But in the end it's just as easy for you to read the instruction manual that came with your genuine Norton Ghost disk, as it is to read instructions on how to use it here

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Go ahead and be mean, you're allowed :)

by robo_dev In reply to I wouldn't want to be mea ...

You're working on the faulty assumption that the incompetent realize that they are incompetent.

It's your job to point out that the person driving recklessly is, in fact, an idiot. It is your job to teach them about the sad state of their driving skills through the use of language (e.g. shouting the word 'Moron' out of the car window) or the use of more subtle hand gestures that do not involve the use of all five fingers. :)

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or more appropriately simply ignor them

by CG IT In reply to Go ahead and be mean, you ...

I find that those that purport themselves to be IT pros ask such rudementary questions as to cause one to question the validity of their post.

That or TechRepublic has become the free Internet help desk for the consumer.

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So much THIS!

by Kenone In reply to or more appropriately si ...

"TechRepublic has become the free Internet help desk for the consumer."

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Never heard a truer word ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to or more appropriately si ...

It annoys me intensely that Users come onto TechRepublic and seem to think it's "big" to nominate themselves as an IT Consultant and then ask a question that proves they're anything but.

How stupid can someone be ??

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You were never a beginner?

by I.T. Newbie In reply to Never heard a truer word ...

It's all very easy to criticize when you're on that side of the knowledge fence.
As someone who is new at providing IT, I find it's hard to sift all the information thrust at you when you just want a simple answer to what appears to you - the high and mighty IT PROS - as ridiculous question.

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