I would like to know which is the best software that will backup a system and then if you restore it, it will take your system to exactly what it was at the time of the back up. For instance, I backed up using the win2000 prof but I forgot to backup state so I guess I only got the files and not the registry.
I tried to use Norton Image from Norton SystemWorks 2003 but it seems to take a real long time but did complete. I have not tried the Ghost Clone but I think if I use this then I need to make sure that my receiving hard drive has a partition that is exactly the same size partition as the drive that I am cloning? I am using a 250GB external USB to back up data on two different desktops which both have two 40GB hard drives each.
I am backing up a desktop onto a WDC 250GB external via USB. I want a true quick and easy backup system as it is now so that if I restore it takes my system back to exactly what it was, registry and all. I would like to also be able to choose a single file or folder from this backup in the event that I do not want to actually take the system back to its original state.
I have not tried the Dantz Retrospect but that was my next try. Does anybody know what is best to use for speed, accuracy, and user flexibility? This question is probably not difficult but it is extremely urgent to me so I am offering 500points and will split these points to the best real life examples given and information provided. Thank you.