I'm confusing with this terminology (imaging, cloning,..). Anyway I need a big advice, please!
I got my first BSOD in my 6 month Toshiba laptop (Tecra R840-16J) that I could not recover from (I'm sure the experts could but I don't
). I tried safe mode, go to a previous good state,..nothing worked! I hade sveral dozens of GB of applications installed (and all those settings too) that are gone! Of course I have all the SW in an external USB3.0 HDD and I will reinstall everything...!!!
Please, give me a strategie they I will follow (not for avoyding BSOD) but in the case this happens again I could, in a simple maner, have my laptop functional again with all the software and settings I had before the crash!
I have Ghost 15.0 but I unistalled all my Norton sw and I want to keep far from that!
I tried the built in Windows 7 restore with no sucess since at the end an error occured saying that the image was not created sucessefully!
Please let me know what steps should I follow to:
- create an image (clone ?) of my entire machine
- restore my machine to the exact state before the crash
Thanks a lot,