My previous blog was giving advice to backup your data. However there are some FREE alternative to Norton Ghost that may work for you.
These are free to try and may save you a lot of time and effort.
Yesterday I backed up my laptop hard drive and this morning I had to reinstall it due to a problem.
I was so glad that I had a recent backup to hand.
Macrium Reflect Free
Drive Image XML
EASUS ToDo Backup