Can Norton Ghost restore computer in case of disaster?

I have Norton Ghost. One time I had to re-format my computer and re-install Windows XP. When I ran Norton recovery, the computer did not return to it’s original format. i.e. files were missing.

If I do a copy entire hard drive(advanced) option, would I be able to recover my computer completely "intact" in case I have another disaster and have to re-format and re-install Windows XP?

Or should I just buy Acronis True Image Backup?

If Norton "copy entire hard drive" option will do the same thing as Acronis, I don’t want to spend the extra bucks.

Thanks for any opinions.

Yes it will and I wouldn’t be without. A lot depends on which version you have, I have version 14 and that allows you to backup your entire hard drive, or your own selection of files and folders. It also gives the option of copying your hard drive to another drive, if you want to instal a bigger drive, and many other features. If you have a catastrophic failure you insert the Norton disk and boot from that and it automatically restores to the latest backup.

I think it’s terrific.

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pboltonchina says:

Yes it will and I wouldn’t be without. A lot depends on which version you have, I have version 14 and that allows you to backup your entire hard drive, or your own selection of files and folders. It also gives the option of copying your hard drive to another drive, if you want to instal a bigger drive, and many other features. If you have a catastrophic failure you insert the Norton disk and boot from that and it automatically restores to the latest backup.

I think it’s terrific.
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Andrew C says:

I use Ghost for my machine. What you need to do is take regular images of you PC. Also create a boot disc for Ghost. Now when you put the image of you machine is up to you. they can be very big depending on what you have on your system. I store my images on a external HDD so that if my system crashes then i can restore it in the knowledge that it has not been lost with the system crash.
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