Untill now I have only saved important things like photo's etc to a CD. Now, before installing a large program I want to back up the whole of a storage hard drive, there is not too much on it for one CD. In XP I am sure that I have seen BACK UP somewhere but cannot find it this morning.
It is only your docs, pics, emails etc that you really need to back-up. If you are concerned about adding a new programme and it messing up your p/c - then you can create a system restore point before installing the new programme. Then if there is difficulties with the new programme - you can use the system restore to put your p/c back in the position that it was in before.
A different approach is to use a drive copy programme (like Drive Imnage). This creates a complete copy of your drive and saves this on a separate disc partition.
A lot of readers think that there is no Backup on XP Home there is! But it's not installed by default you have to dig for it. Put your Win XP Disc in the tray if it starts automatically click on exit. Go to Start, Run and type the following D:\ValueAdd\MSFT\NTBackup Double click on NTBackup.msi and the Backup will be installed (Where D:\ is your CD Drive. If you now go to Start All Programs\accessories\System Tools you will find Backup at the top of the list. Cesar