Have a look at this article Ignore the reference to drive D:\ I clone to my external G:\ drive then if I get a problem clone my G:\ drive back to my c:\ drive. Hope this helps.when this image is "restored" to a drive "capable" of booting. Why did they not describe it like this.
Now i understand.
If you could point me in the right direction i would be very grateful, and thanks for the quick response.
I'm not sure about this booting from an external HD and why you would want to do, because it's much slower than your main drives. I certainly can't on my machine using Award BIOS. What I do if I have a problem is boot from an emergency boot disc. I personally use BartPE (as mentioned by Linderman) but several are available. I then use XXClone to copy from my external HD back to my C: drive. My article refered to cloning to drive D, which can be booted from. The solution Linderman gave is another of my articles, using a different program; in this case DriveImage, but the principle is the same and it still needs a boot disc.Tried Johnthepilots solution.Then changed the BIOS to boot from USB HDD Rebooted and...
The computer says.... no.
Actually it says verifying pool data and then the screen goes black. I think this could be something to do with what Crazijoe said earlier in the thread.
Any Ideas John?
Will now look at Lindermans solution.
Unfortunately, to do that you need the Pro version. I run two copies; one on my D drive and one on my external drive and alternate between them on a weekly basis. That way if the worst happens and somethings goes wrong (eg power cut) whilst I'm backing up I've always got the other to fall back on. I chose a time when I'm not going to be using the machine for a couple of hours and just let it get on with backing up the whole drive. Additionally, I have my external drive partitioned. I have the XXClone clone on the main active partition, then make more regular images with DriveImage on the second partition, deleting the oldest each time I make a new one. Belt and braces, I know, but at least I know I will never lose everything again. Once was enough :grin:I basically want to use it as a back up drive if my C drive crashes so your solution is fine, I just thought it would be convenient.
So now i have a bootable copy of my C drive in case something happens that i can copy back if i need to, but whats the best way to keep updating this with new files, programs etc without rewriting the hole backup drive? Thanks again. :3stooges: