[QUOTE=coolcolors;1996526]Lost to lightning strike?? Didn’t you have a expensive surge protector and why would you be using your computer during a lightning storm?? That is asking for trouble in my view when you do something like that…I use ghost and still like it but I have ver. 2003 not the newer version and I run it off a floppy disk and clone it twice a month, when I update my software to prevent any problems from poping up…[/QUOTE]
Yes, I had a surge protector and who says I was on the pc at the time? You presume a great deal.
I was actually in Scotland along with my family at the time. This was my son’s pc. The other pcs were all unplugged. He apparently thought better of my advice to unplug it, but it was most assuredly off since the rocker switch on the surge protector had been switched to the off position.
As for the power of mother nature, my Volvo (in the garage) also lost an electronic fuel pump…this model actually has two…one being mechanical.
Several ground fault outlets in the house were tripped, one unfortunately to a large chest freezer in the basement with a couple hundred pounds of food including a lot of meat.
This was in July and we were gone for 3 weeks. According to my neighbor, the lightning storm occurred during our first week away.
We got back at about 1 AM…went into the house and said oh my god!..what died in here…
No amount of surge protection would have been sufficient here…hell, I’m glad the house was intact.
You’re certainly entitled to your opinion re: ghost…I used it before acronis.
IMO, acronis is a far superior piece of software.