From: Jeffrey Baker (plumbush2_at_mediaone.net)
Date: Thu Apr 13 2000 - 12:27:46 EDT
By far the simplest, imho, is to buy Norton Ghost, and backup the entire
hard drive of the laptop to a compressed file on the Desktop. (I do vice
versa as well, for backups of both systems every several months.) All you
need is the program and a Laplink type parallel cable. It takes a while - I
do it overnight.
When I needed to replace the hard drive in my TP 770Z, twice, I recreated
the original drive each time by this method, and it was flawless.
Another option is to use Apricorn hardware to recreate the hard drive (EZ
something - I forget the name of the relatively inexpensive equipment for
this). It didn't work on my TP 770Z for some reason, but Bill Morrow has
had good success with it. I still think Ghost is the cheapest option.
I assume also that you can take the compressed Ghost file, once created, and
back it up onto a CDROM for storage.
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