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Q: Clean wipe using Drive Image 2002 from USB drive ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Clean wipe using Drive Image 2002 from USB drive
Category: Computers
Asked by: bikey-ga
List Price: $6.00
Posted: 09 Aug 2006 10:08 PDT
Expires: 08 Sep 2006 10:08 PDT
Question ID: 754304
My 3 yr old Dell laptop (Latitude D600) is steadily slowing way down,
and I want to do a clean wipe using a drive image I made when the
laptop was several months old using Drive Image 2002. (I used Drive
Image 2002 to do this on my desktop, and all went well--however my
desktop has 2 harddrives, so it was relatively easy.) I have the drive
image files for my laptop stored on a Maxtor USB-connected external
hard drive, and I'm looking for instructions on how to re-image my
laptop hard drive using Drive Image 2002 with this configuration.

(In case it's pertinent, Drive Image 2002 created 5 files in copying
the drive image--4 are about 2.1 gigs each, and one is about third of
gig. Also, I have a CD/DVD burner if necessary)
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Clean wipe using Drive Image 2002 from USB drive
From: victag-ga on 15 Aug 2006 20:07 PDT
You could try to make your USB drive bootable if the BIOS on your PC
supports booting from a USB drive, or make bootable diskettes that can
read the USB drive. You could then put the PQDI (Drive image) files on
either the floppy or the USB drive and run them to restore the image. 
You may also want to take a look at these link:
Subject: Re: Clean wipe using Drive Image 2002 from USB drive
From: victag-ga on 15 Aug 2006 23:22 PDT
Another option I did not mention, depends on how much free space your
hard drive has, but you could use partitioning software to make a
separate partition on your hard drive and copy the Drive Image files
to it, then booting from dos to run the PQDI executable.

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