Rob Dixon wrote:

My aim is to have automatic copying of absolutely everything on my primary drive, including boot sector, etc., to the secondary so that if the primary goes, I can boot immedtiately from the secondary drive. Has anyone done this and if so how?

I have used Norton Ghost (part of Norton Systemworks) for this sort of thing. With Ghost you make a bootable diskette and can then copy HD --> HD or HD --> CD or CD --> HD, etc. We bought 6 identical laptops at one time. I set one of them up with everything (XP, Office, Client Access, Netscape, network settings, custom software, Norton, email, Adobe, on and on and on) and then Ghosted the other 5. The first laptop took me all day. The other 5 took 30-40 minutes apiece. Quite a time saver.

There are other solutions beside Ghost as well.

Jeff Crosby
Dilgard Frozen Foods, Inc.
P.O. Box 13369
Ft. Wayne, IN 46868-3369

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