I would like to know if I should I clone or create an image of a disc that I'm having problems with. The disc has been very slow, lots of error messages, etc.
I'm not concerned about having a bootable disc, because I have the recovery discs that came with the computer.
So, I want to wipe the disc clean, and set it back to factory settings with the original software that came with it, and then I want to add my own software and files and data that were in the original disc.
It seems to me that if I clone the disc, I'll be making an identical copy of the
disc that is not working right, and of course, I don't want to have a copy of a messed up disc.
Is this correct?
So, if I make an image of the disc instead, after I erase the disc and get it back to its factory state,
will i be able to put back all of my applications, and files and folders that I had in the original drive?
Any suggestions, tips and instructions will be very much appreciated.