DRIVE IMAGE 2002
WHAT IS IT?
A BACK-UP and disaster recovery utility.
WHAT DOES IT DO?
EVERYONE knows the importance of making regular back-ups. But while copying individual files is a simple matter, it's less easy making a back-up copy of your applications - and it's all but impossible to back-up the operating system itself.
In the event of a major problem, you may have no option other than to re-install Windows and all your applications from scratch.
Getting everything working the way you like it can take days or even weeks.
However, Drive Image offers a smart solution. On demand or on schedule, it makes an exact copy of your entire hard disk, operating system, applications, data and all. Should disaster strike, you simply restore the image and your computer looks and behaves just as before.
Drive Image also lets you create a new hard disk partition - that is, a distinct and protected chuck of hard disk space - on which to store your back-up images. Alternatively, you can save image files on recordable CDs or Zip disks.
HOW TECHIE IS IT?
MAKING and restoring backups is relatively straightforward once you've made decisions about where to store the image files i.e. on a separate partition on your hard disk or on some form of removable media. However, even with its improved interface and wizards, Drive Image is not a quick-click-and-go application.
DO I NEED IT?
DRIVE Image 2002 offers a complete approach to comprehensive back-ups. You may never need to recover from a computer disaster - but if you do, this is the tool to get you up and running quickly.
WHERE DO I GET IT?
HIGH Street shops
SYSTEM requirements: Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP, Pentium processor, 32Mb RAM (128Mb for XP)
HARD disk space: 20Mb free hard disk space
PRICE: pounds 39.95
CONTACT: PowerQuest at www.powerquest.com or call 0118 945 0200.
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Sep 13, 2002|
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