Tool to convert partition into image for restoration?

By bhavtosh
Sep 22, 2009
  1. hi,
    i have a machine with 1 hard disk that has 2 partitions of 20 GB each; im looking for a tool that create a bootable image of my active and primary partition so that if i have to rebuild my machine with new OS and relevant software then i need to install everything from start.

    i tried norton ghost and true image from acronis but i was not able to use it properly due to lack of usage.

    what i want is simply a tool that can create a bootable image of my active partition so that i can restore a preinstalled WinXP with ms office from the image to save time and efforts.

    thanks in advance,
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Acronis is about as simple, and as good, as you are likley to find at a reasonable cost.
  3. bhavtosh

    bhavtosh TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i got true image from acronis but i dont know from where to start using the tool to do needful? can you share some initial steps to start with
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