HD image. norton ghost?

Intel / D102ggc2
February 28, 2009 at 15:24:04
Specs: Windows XP, 2.8ghz/2gb ram
Good evening

I've just finished setting up my win xp again, drivers, software, updates, all okay. I'd like to ask the following:

1. I use bsplayer pro, to view common movie and clip formats. I view them via tv-out, on my living-room TV set. what codec pack should I use? I used K-lite in the past, and it isn't all that good. it opens up lots of secondary things in my tray, that really get in the way.

2. after I install the codecs, what program should I use to burn an image of my C: , so that in the future when something goes bad, I can just throw that DVD in and restore it back to the way it is today ? Norton Ghost? Nero back-it-up ?

Thanks.

I always say it's best to doublecheck.


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#1
February 28, 2009 at 17:06:47
2. Acronis and Ghost are probably the best, and of the two I recommend Acronis. You can both save and restore from the Acronis bootable CD.
Forget about Nero Back-it-up.

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#2
February 28, 2009 at 17:19:13
aegis what do you mean save and restore? save what? let me make sure I understand the process here..

I install a program that burns a cd/dvd with my current c drive, drivers, registry, settings, applications, pictures, whatever music there might be on c:

Then 3 months later, I insert that cd/dvd, boot from it, and choose to restore previously saved settings ? is it that simple? is acronis freeware?

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#3
February 28, 2009 at 18:25:18
Acronis and Ghost are 'imaging' programs that create an image of a complete partition or drive and store it on DVDs or another hard drive. If a drive should die, it can be replaced with a new one and the system restored to exactly the way it was when the image was saved.

I think you were describing a backup system where you select only vital files to backup. I think it's a matter of personal choice as to which one to use. Personally I use an Imaging program for my Operating system partition, and a backup system for all my other files, like personal files, install programs, music, videos, photos, etc.


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#4
March 1, 2009 at 03:38:39
thank you

I always say it's best to doublecheck.


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#5
March 1, 2009 at 10:43:58
You're welcome.

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#6
March 1, 2009 at 16:29:27
aegis, i installed Acronis True Image 9.1 Build 3854 Enterprise Server. Problem is, after install, the program required a reboot. When I rebooted, my windows was in 1024x768 resolution. I rebooted few more times, each time setting my res to 1280x960, and on each boot it comes back on 1024x768. any ideas?

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#7
March 1, 2009 at 16:46:49
i uninstalled it all. problem remains. my system boots to 1024x768 resolution. what the hell.

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