Just to second what Neil has told you. For 'cloning' or creating an 'image' of your system drive on to another hard drive I personally use 'Paragon Drive Backup' and it's never let me down. I've used it to create a drive image of the system drive for all four laptops in our family after we've removed all the pre-installed 'junk' you get on new computers these days.
Even though each laptop has it's own set of recovery discs, using them would take longer than restoring from an image and would just put all the pre-installed 'junk' back that we spent hours getting rid of!
A disk image is so much easier and faster.Paragon Drive Backup is available as a free edition
, whereas Norton Ghost will cost you money.
It's a no-nonsense drive imaging program whose only restriction is that it won't let you create images on CD or DVD. It creates backup images on another hard drive, and it can be an internal hard drive or an external usb hard drive. I swear by
it, I've never had to swear at
Get it here:http://www.paragon-s...s/download.html
Edited by phillipcorcoran, 02 January 2010 - 06:46 AM.