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Backing up C drive completely

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July 23, 2009 9:25:30 PM

If Best of Media hadn't whacked the forum search function when Tom's went corporate, I'd probably have the answer to this. Or at least the right forum.
Any way, why for can't I back up my entire C drive. Nero Back it up, nor Norton Save & Restore both crap out whenever I try to back up the C drive. What good is a backup if I can't restor the entrie system after a crash or new HD?

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July 24, 2009 2:39:32 PM

kep55 said:
If Best of Media hadn't whacked the forum search function when Tom's went corporate, I'd probably have the answer to this. Or at least the right forum.
Any way, why for can't I back up my entire C drive. Nero Back it up, nor Norton Save & Restore both crap out whenever I try to back up the C drive. What good is a backup if I can't restor the entrie system after a crash or new HD?



If you want to back-up so you can recover your OS, you need to run a special kind of backup. Usually you have to pay for that kind of software. I don't know about Nero or Norton, but I've used
SyncBack for a couple of years now and it's worked flawlessy. I use the SE version, which does what you're looking for.
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July 24, 2009 2:45:11 PM

PS. What the software needs to do is copy open or in use files. Check if your Nero or Norton can do that. It might be buried somewhere in the options.
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August 3, 2009 1:40:12 AM

I wonder if I can xcopy the C drive on the desktop using a networked pc? One way to find out.
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