So what's good and what works?
I had previously used Powerquest's Drive Image 2002 and it worked well. It doesn't work in win XP, I had to use the two floppy disk setup to backup.
I hadn't done a full image backup since March so yesterday I deleted that and attempted another one. I tried three times and on each occasion the thing crashed on 98% copy.
On reading reviews of Drive Image 7.0, the latest version which is supposed to work within Win XP, I noted that a lot of customers said it wouldn't work well with SATA drives or HDD's connected to IDE three or four.
I'm using a RAID 0 setup on the SATA controller so maybe that's my problem, previously I was using a single HDD on IDE 1.
So, I don't fancy forking out hard earned wonga for Drive Image 7.0 if there's a question mark on that one.
Is Norton's Ghost any good? Any other alternatives that work well?
I have half an 80Gb seperate IDE HDD set aside as a partition to do the backup. I have around 42Gb on main disk atm but I figure that will go on OK with compression or I could make the partition 45Gb instead of it's current 40Gb size.