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    well i am an idiot..i got owned

    i had my car pc now for quite some time,

    been on the internet a few times....well today i notice everything is running really slow....and hey look at that behind RR, are 10k internet explorer windows opened. viruses, trojans and worms oh my.

    i never installed virus protection on my carpc(when i built it, i had no intentions on ever having it connected to the internet, all upgrades were done thru a closed lan.)

    F34@#$%@#$%@#$^@^&#% ME


    anyway, i've slicked the drive, and now am reloading everything

    which brings up an interesting point, anyone ever back up their ****? or use non-interactive installation disc(i did this once with win98 when i worked at a computer store, just plop the disc in the drive and boot off it, come back 45 minutes later, and everything was loaded, and done.
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    I personally have not used one, but I know there is a corporate IT install disk out there for XP where you enter all the info at the beginning and then it formats, installs, and boots into a fully installed system. I'm sure it wouldn't bew hard to add another couple of lines to say, "and btw, copy all this crap to these directories" after installing.
    Worth a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gameboy
    which brings up an interesting point, anyone ever back up their ****? or use non-interactive installation disc(i did this once with win98 when i worked at a computer store, just plop the disc in the drive and boot off it, come back 45 minutes later, and everything was loaded, and done.
    Of course, don't you But seriously, I have a 280G drive on my network dedicated to CarPC backups. I don't do them as routinely as I should but I have a bare XP partition partinstall , a bare Roadrunner partition install, and three monthly backups of my CarPC's 80G drive (its not nearly full....yet). I havent figured out (actually haven't bothered to setup) network backups so I just pull my harddrive put it in the Destop with my backup software (Symantec Ghost), start and walk away. Usually finished in about 4 hours. I backup the whole partition and then just updates.

    I came to the conclusion that this would be best for my needs as I too run full time internet in the car (but I have adblockers, and virus protection) and for some reason about once a quarter my systems slows down significantly and eventually crashes. More than likely its because I keep adding stuff trying to keep up with Roadrunner updates and the fact that I'm stretching the envelope on my processor with hacks, tweaks and optimization till a new breed of tabletPC is developed.

    As a matter of fact I just finished my monthly backup tonight and will be reinstalling my clean Roadrunner partition this morning.

    Good luck with yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gameboy
    which brings up an interesting point, anyone ever back up their ****? or use non-interactive installation disc(i did this once with win98 when i worked at a computer store, just plop the disc in the drive and boot off it, come back 45 minutes later, and everything was loaded, and done.
    unattended installation or backed up image? I plan on setting everything up and then making an image. That should make recovery fairly easily if anything were to happen. You could also make an unattended installation disc with all you software and such, but that seems more difficult to slipstream all that software on to an install disc. The only experience I have was slip streaming SP1 on to an install disc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster
    I personally have not used one, but I know there is a corporate IT install disk out there for XP where you enter all the info at the beginning and then it formats, installs, and boots into a fully installed system. I'm sure it wouldn't bew hard to add another couple of lines to say, "and btw, copy all this crap to these directories" after installing.
    Worth a try.
    The corporate version of XP just has different licensing thant he off-the-shelf version that doesnt' require activation.
    Any version of XP that boots into a ready-to-go state is a slipstreamed version that an individual or company made themselves using BartPE or something similar.

    Silentbob's idea is the best and the most practical. I'm going to have mine setup exactly the same way. I'll be able to boot to a CD and restore from an image of Windows with apps & stuff already loaded & configured. I'm going to use Ghost to create my image, but use your favortie disk/partition imaging software.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
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    because of all this, i've been thinking about getting one of those network(or usb) hard drives, and using it for images.
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    I've got a 20gb usb harddrive that I use for carpc backup (only system partiton). I also keep a cd with norton ghost in the car, so if anything *****s up I'll just boot from the cd and extract the ghost image back to the carpc =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maņana
    I've got a 20gb usb harddrive that I use for carpc backup (only system partiton). I also keep a cd with norton ghost in the car, so if anything *****s up I'll just boot from the cd and extract the ghost image back to the carpc =)
    thats a great idea(norton ghost) i've got a copy here some damn where.

    with the usb drive does ghosts boot disc recognize it for restoring purposes?
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    only total newbs need anti virus .... wouldn't want that laggin my system up...
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    Maybe you should have a look at this http://unattended.msfn.org/unattended.xp/

    It's a complete guide how to make an unattended windows XP installation disc. Works best with a Corporate edition ofcourse cause you don't have to activate the installation. There are also instructions for installing other software unattended afterwards.

    Might be a usefull idea. I've done it before and it realy works. You can even integrate drivers, service packs and hotfixes in your CD/DVD.

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