Twice I have had to deal with data loss. The second time was very costly, and I was so angry with myself for not learning from the first time. So I vowed that I would start to back up regularly to prevent it happening again. Having got myself an external drive, I am now in the market for a program to backup my PC. I'm looking for one that will be able to take a full image of the hard drive, as well as regularly backing up my documents and settings on my XP machine. I need it to save the backups to the external drive, and for it to have minimum impact on the performance of the PC. I hope my list isn't too much to ask for, but can anyone recommend a program that does all these, and does them well? Thanks.
Acronis True Image as well, the cheapest place to get it is probably Amazon.co.uk its about £20 or so I think. There are some free programs but I think Acronis is better than all the rest and lets face it, its not a lot of money and is easy to use.
Hi. Thanks for all your replies. It doesn't take a genius to work out that Acronis is obviously very highly recommended on here. So, after a unanamous decison that Acronis True Image is the best program, and will tick all the right boxes, I ordered it last night. So thanks everybody. I'll mark this as solved. Oh, and €dstowe, I'll be sure to do that and make a boot disc and keep it safe. Thanks.