Windows 7 system backup / image software
Posted on 2015-01-24
my quite new Lenovo laptop (bought 3 months ago) with Win7 64bit is not able to restart after it was hibernated.
I am not able to start the system in any mode.
Probably I will have to reinstall this system.
Similiar situation has happened to me the second time within last three month!
What's more interesting, the prior "post-hibernation crash" happened on a different machine (but also Win 7).
As a consequence of the earlier crash I had to reinstall system and sadly I lost some data and significant amount of time.
I never had such issues when I was hibernating Win XP laptops - and I was doing it for many, many years.
I have never been making full system/partition image backups.
I was only backing up my registry using ERUNT.
What are the best in class software to backup system (but not necessarily data) partition?
I'm interested both in commercial and free solutions.
I imagine that it should take less than an hour to restore the system partition using such software.
I am awaiting your recommendations.
Links to articles comparing/reviewing diffent solutions are also appreciated.