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Hi Everyone,

This has been plaguing me for some time now and I haven't found what I want, so I thought I'd give it another bash.

PC grinds to a halt or gets infected with nasty-ware (just made that up to cover all nasty things, viruses etc) or data corruption or electrical damage etc.

As a last resort, need to format PC and start again.

From format to up and running can take HOURS. A lot of wasted hours.

After first OS install and basic program installation (i.e OS, Firewall, Antivirus, Antispyware, Java, Flash, Preferred Browser, Zip File Manager, Office etc).

I want to be able to image the HD onto a bootable DVD so if it happens again all I need to do it put the DVD in the drive, boot up the PC and rolls out the image to the HD so that when it boots up after completion, it's up and running.

Does that make sense?

If anyone knows of a way of doing this, I'll be in your debt for ever.
I'm sure I'm not the only one with this problem!?

Thanks in advance

Edited by MisterD21, 24 April 2010 - 01:48 AM.

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With all due respect to him/her, SpywareDr's suggestion is in my opinion way over the top for your modest home requirements.

There's a free alternative here geared towards simplicity for most home users with just a couple of PCs

I've used it, works fine.

But I suggest whatever imaging software you use you should back up to an external hard drive and not to DVD. Backing up to an external hard drive is so much easier and you won't have to play a juggling act with maybe 2 or 3 discs.
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