Looking for 2 solid programs

  1.    28 Nov 2011 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2011
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    Looking for 2 solid programs

    Had a major malfunction with my laptop over the weekend and had to replace the harddrive.. lost a few things but I had backups on an external hdd thankfully. One thing I noticed during the whole situation was that my system restore points had been deleted somehow, I researched and found that Defraggler deletes them sometimes, but who knows it could have been something else.

    I'm looking for a good defrag program that won't do that.. I noticed Auslogics Disk Defrag in the stickied topics up top but just wanted to ask and make sure it doesn't do anything like that. Also I want a really good backup program. I was using the default backup thing on Vista (set to backup once a week) but when I check my external hdd, there are backups from last year hogging up space..

    If anyone has any advice I'd appreciate it
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  2.    28 Nov 2011 #2
    Join Date : Dec 2008
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    Re: Looking for 2 solid programs

    I use Auslogics and am 100% happy with its performance. You can analyze your HD first to see if a defrag is necessary. Its does a better job than the Vista program included as defrag with the OS.
    If you want awesome free software to back up, I use Macrium Relfect, it is awesome
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  3.    28 Nov 2011 #3
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    Re: Looking for 2 solid programs

    I've used Auslogics and it's fine. Puran is another good freeware.

    I've used Marcrium quite a bit. It's very easy to use. I also like
    Easus ToDo Backup

    With any image backup the first thing to do is burn the Boot CD and see if your system boots from it ok, and after booting that you can see your hard drives and any external drives that contain the backup images. Usually the only thing that goes wrong with image restore programs is they cannot handle a particular disk controller. If it can see everything you are usually good to go.

    Some people keep a small "dummy" disk partition just for testing image backup and restore. Have a few files on it and do MD5 Sum on them. After restoring the dummy partition, check the MD5 Sums are the same.. etc..
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  4.    28 Nov 2011 #4
    Join Date : Sep 2011
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    Re: Looking for 2 solid programs

    Ok thanks for the suggestions, I watched that video about Macrium Reflect and it looks like what I'm looking for.. I'll try out Auslogics too

    thanks again
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