Replacement for Norton Ghost 2003

Symantec Norton ghost 2003 retail
January 21, 2012 at 19:58:08
Specs: Windows XP
I've been using Norton Ghost 2003 for many years, and have been very satisfied. However, I'm now encountering problems with Ghost 2003 not being able to see all hard drives on newer Sata computers, (running from PC DOS 7.1 boot disk) and I no longer have the original CD or CD key after all these years. I did buy a legit copy years ago, but have lost box during a move.

I've read quite a bit on line that the newer versions of Ghost leave a lot to be desired (can only restore from boot disk, cannot create a new image when running from boot disk) and I'm thinking that a newer version of ghost is not the best way to go. I've also read that Perfect Image is also prone to errors, and creating unreliable backup images (who needs that?).

I'm wondering if there is anything on the market similar to Ghost 2003 these days? I've experimented with Clonezilla (with positive results) but I'm hoping to find something with a simple interface that anyone can use. Also, if I buy a copy of Ghost 2003 on ebay, and update it, will it then be able to recognize newer Sata interface?

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January 21, 2012 at 20:57:04
Get Macrium Free edition here: I use it on a weekly basis and it will do all you ask. It wont however do incremental back-ups.

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January 21, 2012 at 22:46:27

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January 22, 2012 at 19:22:50
Thanks for the information guys. However, before I down load any of the above software and start tinkering with it, can you tell me if either of these programs will work outside the Windows environment? I'm hoping that one of these programs will run from a bootable CD, USB, or floppy that I would create with their program while in Windows, but then will be able to boot from that disk to create HDD images, and to restore them. Not so much interested in incremental backups, mainly imaging particular partitions.

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