[Need Info] Acronis TI 22.214.171.1247 saved my rear!
Acronis TI 126.96.36.1997
A couple of days ago my Tripp-Lite SMART1000LCD just pooped out inexplicably (no faults, no error message, nada) and WINXP SP3 Home came to sudden hard crash.
This did not signal disaster until I tried to boot back into Windows XP. !! UNMOUNTABLE DRIVE !! Never ever saw this BSOD stop before. Immediately I kicked myself for letting my image backup get so outdated (Sept. 28).
I wasn't willing to give up on current installation so I pulled out my trusty Reatogo x-pe boot disk which had worked a hundred times before. What is still a mystery to me---Reatogo (like BartPE) would not boot entirely into its Windows. I was just certain that Reatogo would boot no matter the condition of the C: drive (or even if there was no C: drive at all). Sorry, but that's what I thought.
Now I'm really nervous. I'd be happy just to boot up again to Windows even September 28 image of my C: drive. Anything, anything but having to do brand new installation of Windows XP.
I came upon my Acronis bootable disk which I made anyway despite some of the snipping comments I read so long ago about how it failed in this way or that way. I said what the heck. Stuck the CD in and restarted my computer. TO MY DELIGHT, the dang thing booted up just fine and I was able to select the recommended boot sequence which apparently was able to see my SATA drives. I located my image backup dated 9/28/2012 on the D: drive and began the restoration process. Wham, bam, thank you madam. I was up and running again.
Thank you Acronis bootable disk when even Reatogo would not work!
"in flagrante delicto"
Acronis True Image has save my bacon many a time and i wouldn't be without it. The very first thing i install when i get a new system is ATI make a image of the system to disk and then i install security programs and update system, i also do another image but this time to external drive and do increments once a month. ATI to this day has never failed me and i have been using ATI since version 7 on my Win 98, xp and now ATI 2012 plus on Win 7.