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    Goback

    Here lately I have seen a product called Goback mentioned in a couple of threads and have become curious about it. I read about it's uses and would like some input from Loungers on thier opinion of this product, Good or Bad.

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    Re: Goback

    I'm kinda curious too. GoBack is a precursor to System Restore. I used it when it came with a Gateway pc with Win 98, and it worked ok (I tried to defrag once using a trial version of a Norton product and it totally thrashed the hd - lost everything) What I have been not understanding about the recent threads is why anyone would use GoBack with System Restore on board. Guess I'll sit back and listen and learn as well.....

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    Re: Goback

    Morning, Cowboy -

    I've had GoBack for more than 2 years and think it's GREAT. Especially being able to roll-back the computer to an earlier time/day. And, being able to retrieve a deleted file ain't bad, either.

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    Re: Goback

    Maybe GoBack can be used as an effective means of crash recovery. Otherwise, if my computer was to roll back to it's condition of three days ago, I would be mighty angry!

    I don't use it so I can't say much about it...it just seems to me that if you are using some type of system backup and I believe you are (DriveImage), then GoBack wouln't be very useful. Especially for an active PC user, where data files and documents are constantly changing.

    Maybe I got it wrong. But I'd like to hear from others who find it useful.
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    Re: Goback

    Cowboy, & others on this thread.
    I have been using Goback since it's inception and BOY has it saved my bacon a number of times. The System Restore that's part of XP is like a "lite" version of GoBAck, in that it doesn't have as may features as the Roxio original. ie: you can set the size of the .bin file to store data further back in time, you can restore individual files, set to look at one or all of your HD's, and other options that may or may not be in System Restore.
    It states VERY clearly that it is NOT meant to be a backup program, thus Drive Image or NTbackup or another backup system should also be used. It just works in the background and is available to roll back at any time. It will automatically set restore points using it's built in criteria to determine safe points. Very easy to use. What else can I say? I do recommend it as a good safeguard, particularly for someone like me, who likes to change things around, add or try new programs, and sometimes digs himself a big hole to get out of, without saying, now did I set a safe point or not? Good stuff !
    Check out their website at http://www.roxio.com/en/products/index.jhtml and you can get more detail.

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    Re: Goback

    Hi Cowboy. I see you're looking for someone with Go Back experience. Well, you've found me.

    I bought it about two years ago and had just a couple of non-serious problems. I would advise anyone who does not have System Restore to use it. My bacon was saved about 10 time within the two years. It takes up a lot of space on your hard drive, but in my humble opinion, it's well worth it.

    It saved me the horrible job of doing a complete format and anything that saves me from doing that, I love. It loads before Windows does and gives the opportunity to go back to a time when the error wasn't there. The description found on it's website can be believed.

    Take it from someone who know.
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    Re: Goback

    Hi Bob,
    I just installed GOBACK in one of my systems. The hard drive seems to be constantly churning. Is that normal?

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    Re: Goback

    Hi, Duch ~

    So you've got the goods on Go Back, Huh?? <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    I think I have a copy of it around here, but despite all the butt-saving it has done, I have read so many complications about it here in the Lounge that I have been, well, really turned off by it. Frankly, I have never trusted any software churned out by Roxio as they all seem to own some problems idiosyncratic only to Roxio.

    As far as Go Back is concerned, would you attribute the problems to improper user set-up & configuration, the general flakiness of Roxio software or just good ol' luck for some and not others?

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    Re: Goback

    GoBack and DriveImage sure don't like one another. The DriveImage auto backup functionality essentially went away after I installed GoBack. GoBack prevented DriveImage from preparing the PC for an auto reboot to back up. There was also a problem doing it manually - don't remember what it was as I was fairly steaming with Roxio at the time. Roxio tech support said that GoBack was not compatible, so GoBack went away. Then again I had problems with DriveImage and found their tech support to be somewhat non-existent. So I got the latest version of Ghost and resolved all my issues. Not to the point of reinstalling GoBack, though.

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    Re: Goback

    Hi Trebor,
    I can't think of any reason for the HD to be churning away. It certainly doesn't do it on my system.
    Couple of things you might want to check.
    1.Look in your startup group and make sure that there are NO mention(s) of any GoBack entries. If there are any, delete them, they aren't necessary for the startup of GoBack. (That's right from Roxio)
    2. Do you have the latest update for XP? Should be Version 3.21 build 160.
    3.If you have a large enough HD with some spare room, make the space available for the history file larger than the default size. If you used the default size, you will have to reinstall GB and use the custom install, where it will let you select, size and location of the gobackio.bin file. I think if you have too small a bin file, you may be constantly writing new history to disk.

    Check those out, if still NG, go to the Roxio website and look at the discussion page entries. <img src=/S/crossfingers.gif border=0 alt=crossfingers width=17 height=16>

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    Re: Goback

    The manual for DI clearly states that GoBAck should be disabled before trying to install DI, or the install may be messed up. I have both running on my system now and without problems. When in doubt, <img src=/S/rtfm.gif border=0 alt=rtfm width=24 height=23> <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Goback

    Since DI was installed _prior_ to the installation of GoBack, I'm pretty sure that rtfm wouldn't really apply here.

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    Re: Goback

    I wouldn't go so far as saying that I'm all that smart about Roxio, but I will say this. As long as I used Go Back, it has only given me problems once. I haven't re-installed it because I'm not so sure that I want to give up all the space it uses on my hard drive. Besides, I think my version has expired and I'd have to buy it again or use the old one.

    Using old versions on my computer's not really my thing.

    Flaky? Not to me it's not, but this must be considered. What works on one computer can be Death Valley on another.
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    Re: Goback

    Well, I have to thank all you guys for your input on Goback. It seems to have enough mixed reviews that I think I will stick to Win Xp Restore. Plus the fact that I have used Drive Image for along time without any problems and it has always done a great job for me, so why complicate matters if it it's not necessary. I have always been able to fix any problems I've had in Win XP by using Restore or just plain ole research on this Lounge or the Internet. So for now I think I will forget about Goback for the time being. Don't get me wrong , I'm not saying Gobacks not a good program, but as the old saying goes, If it ain't broke, don't fix it. So sense it ain't broke I ain't gonna try and fix it. YET. <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16> Again many thanks to all my friends in the Lounge.

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