WD has a version of Acronis for free to use. Does Acronis have a bootable system Image? I'm still trying to pick an external hd. Leaning towards WD because of the free software. I'll look at the Macrium. It really has to be simple so I can explain to the young lady how to use it.
I will look into getting an external drive. I would like to put the system image on it so as time goes on if needed I won't have to install all her programs along with windows. I just need to make an image once in awhile to keep current. Along with the image I would keep her pictures, documents...
I feel the raid1 will protect against hd failure and a system image and regular backups will keep everything in a safe place.
Let me try and explain. When I first put the system together for the lady I just used Raid1. Well sure as hell one drive failed but the raid1 kept me in the game with...
I am using a new Asus M5A97 R2.0 MB and would like to setup a raid1 using two 1TB drives from WD. After win7 64bit is up and running can I put a different size HD on the board and create a system image and backup. I would like to use the WD Acronis supplied software from WD.
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I am wiping a hard drive using Killdisk Pro. After the 1TB disk is cleared to zeros and the disk is refreshed I show 80h and unallocated. Ctrl+S shows zeros on both of them. Why is there both the 80hn and unallocated?
My next question is after I install...
Here is where I am.
Laptop keybord and touch pad removed.
USB mouse and keyboard plugged in.
Trying to load xp after Killdisking the HD.
When it comes time to click on box and type in anything thats where the trouble starts.
Types continous 777777777777777 automatic without touching any...
A very old Compaq Presario 2104US.
Its not worth it to put to much money into it but some time costs me nothing.
All else fails maybe I'll stick the MB in the oven and try to reflow the joints myself.
All the parts on the web are used. So I'd be taking some chances there.