Question about CTM:
Does this program alter anything in the Windows XP MBR/ Track 0?
Norton used to have a program called GoBack which acted in a way which did write to the MBR/ Track 0. This used to cause problems and conflicts with virus scanning and multibooting, especially if a Boot Manager was installed (like Norton Boot Magic or the Linux GRUB Loader). And uninstalling GoBack could trash Windows, making a full reformat/ reinstall necessary.
Is CTM doing anything like this?
I would never allow any Time Machine program to mess with Track 0 information. Way too risky!
I realize that CTM is not a full Disk or Partition Imaging program. Just a sort of Windows System Restore on steroids. I am not expecting perfection, as this program is still in beta.
In concept, I like CTM. But if I want to install it, I want to know it can be safely uninstalled, and it won’t trash Avast 5.x.
Folks, remember that Avast makes shadow copies of critical system files (Avast has a database Module which does this during idle CPU cycles) and tries to restore these files in the event of a virus cleanup. Maybe could this Avast feature be one source of conflicts with CTM?