cheers again for the help guys, ive now done a full clean install and after lunch im going to make a complete clone of my os hard drive to keep in my gig bag, that way should anything ever go wrong, its a case of 6 screws and im back up and running.
System Manufacturer/Model Number hp g62-450sa Laptop OS MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 CPU i3 350M 2.27ghz Motherboard hp 1425 Memory 8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 532MHz (7-7-7-20) Graphics Card Intel HD Graphics Sound Card Realtek High Definition Audio Screen Resolution 1366x768@60hz
Keyboard Standard PS/2 Keyboard Mouse Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad PSU laptop Case laptop Cooling laptop Hard Drives 59GB OCZ Vertex Plus
488gb Western Digital WDC WD5000BEVT-60AORTO
20 Mar 2012
Win7 x 6 PC's
California, Florida, Boston
Hi Brian - Congrats on the Clean Reinstall!
As it says in the Clean Reinstall tutorial the modern way to do that is to save a Windows 7 backup image externally so you can reimage your HD or its replacement in 20 minutes if Windows 7 becomes unbootable. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Keep a separate backup of data, or link data to libraries from another partition, so that it is current if forced to reimage due to Windows 7 becoming irreparable. You can automate this backup or simply drag the active User folders to external periodically. Backup User and System Files