April 27, 2001, 12:00 AM — A question from reader Adnan A.:
"I believe that almost every business using Windows2000 Pro or
Windows 2000 Advanced Server will be concerned with backing up
Windows 2000, where the "blue screen of death" will require a
reinstall. Could you give us more information on how to back up
After installing Windows, we make a backup to a single RW-CD using
Norton Ghost 2000 (2001 is out now). Then, after we install all the
primary software (Office, Visual Basic, video and audio programs,
etc.), we create a backup file on the computer that we use as a file,
print, and mail server with Windows 2000 Backup.
If we have a disastrous crash, then we can restore the basic Win 2000
installation with Ghost and everything else with Windows 2000 Restore.
We can be completely restored in about an hour using this method.
Programs exist, other than Norton Ghost, that will do the job, but we
happen to have Norton Ghost and have not tried any others. You can find
information about Ghost at