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    Backup

    I use Casper 7 to back up the entire HD to an external HD. The PC started giving me trouble and eventually would not boot. A computer tech spent over five hours trying various means to restore the external backup to a new drive. It turns out that apparently the backup has the same problem. This question may not be answeable: If he loads each program separately on to the new drive is it possible to retrieve data from the old drive?
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    possibly, if you connect the old drive as a secondary and it's readable, data could be pulled off.
    Programs should be installed one at a time, and no other activity should be going on in the background
    while this is happening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CLiNT View Post
    possibly, if you connect the old drive as a secondary and it's readable, data could be pulled off.
    Programs should be installed one at a time, and no other activity should be going on in the background
    while this is happening.
    Thanks for the suggestion. It may be the only way to go.

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    "The" backup is better than no backup, but as you have discovered, limitations can set in. "Backups" is better than "backup". I use drive imaging for backup, and have several iterations of stored images. If the latest image has a problem, I can go back a little further in time and restore an older image.
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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