"deadlocks programs, and doesn't work"0.5 starson by docbillwho
Pros: do not have to reboot to cause problems
Cons: hopeless product., I will be uninstalling...
Summary: Like most Symantec products, it is not compatible with older products. So I had to say goodbye to my 2004 version on Norton Ghost. Unfortunately, this product does not work as expected. First off, the full backup, does not backup partition information. So the special boot sector on my e-Machine needed for booting the OEM windows version is not backed up by Norton Save and Restore. Next off, because this product runs while Windows is still running deadlocks are the norm. Most of the time my backups freeze at 94%. Attempt to write or update a file while the backup is in progress may also freeze that program. I have had Firefox, IE, and Install Shields all freeze because a backup is in progress. I have not even found a clean way to reboot once these deadlocks occur, since even killing the process trees has no effect. Finially, forget about using the event triggers for autobackups. (This is enabled by default.) For example, I tried coping a DVD and the event trigger started an automatic backup while the DVD copy was in progress. Ultimately, this deadlocked Nero.