Image backup for XP

May 26, 2010 at 14:26:02
Specs: Windows XP
DI-5 worked just fine up to and with XP.

Now my computer has SATA drives, with driver.

DI-5 DOS won't start in DOS, probably because of the SATA driver (my guess).

I really would like to keep an image especially of C:, as well the other partitions.

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May 26, 2010 at 14:31:49
I would think that you would contact the software manufacturer to see if they have an update/updated program that supports sata.

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May 26, 2010 at 14:34:24
I have never worked with DI-5 but most Disk Imagers don't care if it is PATA, SATA or SCSI. They just restore the data to the drive. The size of the drive may matter and for some they require the drive to be prepared but they don't care if it is SATA.

That being said what is the error or symptom you get when running the systems disk?

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May 26, 2010 at 15:01:08
If DI-5 doesn't work, Ghost will work with old DI images. At least the version of Ghost that I have does. Might want to confirm that first.

Norton (Ghost) absorbed Partition Quest several years ago.

The three most important things in computing:
1. Backups, 2. Backups and 3. Backups.

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May 26, 2010 at 15:39:05
Partition Magic was bought and killed by Symantec.

The result of trying to use the DOS imaging is nothing.
The computer just reboots, instead of displaying the usual GUI for imaging or copying.

Macrium free has been tried and seems to work, but I wonder about getting all of XP, without going to DOS and stopping it.
Any comments on that?

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May 26, 2010 at 15:47:22
If you are trying to restore an image from an optical disk and it bypasses that disk then I would guess the disk wasn't made correctly or the boot order is not set to CD first.

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May 26, 2010 at 16:22:55
Just want an image of C: & other partitions to my backup HDD.

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