Does anyone know how to image a HD onto a hidden partition using DOS commands? How would the recovery work? Would it work with WinXP? Or is anyone aware of a good free imaging program out there? Thanks in advance for your help.
Dos command, no way and I don't think you'll be able to find anything free to do that. But you may try the fully functional trial version of <A HREF="http://www.drive-image.com" target="_new">R-Drive Image</A>.
You may either buy it or patch it but it's not wise to talk about the patch here...hehe
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The only thing close to what you are after might be Powerquests Drive Image and Partition Magic, you can make a set of 2 floppys for each of them which you can boot with to run the image program or partitioning program. However I am not sure about hidden partitions and it isn't free unless you know a good warezsite which then of course makes it illegal!
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by scotty35 on 07/29/04 09:00 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
Powerquest Drive Image 7 (Powerquest) has been bought by Symantec - they have discontinued DI 7 - and will ship Norton Ghost 9 sometime in Sept.
Copies of DI 7 are still available from software distributors ... but only untill they sell out.
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