I need to backup my os drive. I running a Xp pro P. 4 with sp2. My main concern is being able to use this backup to quickly configure new machines I come across from now and then, without the need to install all the software from scratch.
I installed a separate HD in my pc and used Retrospect to restore my backup (Which is my whole os drive) on to it. Then I tried to boot from it (by disconnecting my regular drives) but got a message stating "NTLDR missing".
Is it possible to restore an operating sys. using a backup program on to an installed HD and then boot off it? What am I doing wrong?