Alternatives to Ghost

  Pine Man 12:12 10 Dec 05

I have tried to update from Ghost 2003 to Ghost9 and it wouldn't work properly and Symantec couldn't solve the problem and gave me a refund. I have just tried Ghost10 with exactly the same result.

I have now reinstalled Ghost 2003 and it won't update, I get the message LU1825 Tried to run application that didn't exist..... Having tried all the fixes on the Symantec site I have failed with this version now.

What are the alternatives to Ghost that do a similar thing in drive imaging/cloning for a safe back up of the entire system drive?

  gudgulf 12:19 10 Dec 05

Acronis True Image click here is my choice.

  EJ1947 12:19 10 Dec 05

I have used xxclone from here click here
A free programme which I have done several drive backups and copies with good sucess. Follow instructions to the letter and it works well.

  March Hare 12:20 10 Dec 05

Acronis True Image is popular amongst members here. Easy to use, with an intuitive interface.

  rawprawn 12:21 10 Dec 05

Take advice from gudgulf you won't regret it. It is a great program and has saved my skin many times.

  rawprawn 12:28 10 Dec 05

gudgulf's link shows True Image at a cost of $49.99, I have had an emailed special offer this morning for a package of True Image 9, Disc Director 10, & Privacy Expert 9 all for $59.98 which I reckon is great value. (Normal price shown $159.98) if you are interested email me and I will send the offer on to you.

  PaulB2005 12:29 10 Dec 05

Another vote for True Image here.

  March Hare 12:31 10 Dec 05

If you're in UK
click here

  pj123 12:55 10 Dec 05

Also add to EJ1947 post xxcopy from click here

I use that to clone my main hard drive C: to a separate hard drive (of the same size) which is then taken out of the computer and stored. I use xxcopy because I am still running Win 98SE. My other drive D: containing my files/docs/pics etc is backed up to DVDs using Nero Backitup.

  stylehurst 13:16 10 Dec 05

Acronis Tru Image gets my vote every time; used it to replace Symantec Ghost

  Wak 16:22 10 Dec 05

I have used the FREE XXCOPY (Win 98SE) every two weeks for the last 2 to 3 years with no problems.
If you run Windows XP then use XXCLONE from click here also FREE.

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