backing up/ web camera

  jonostar 06:01 21 Sep 2007

hi i was wondering could anybody let me know how to back up all my stuff to disc.. i run windows xp an dwould like to create back up discs as last tiem my hard drive failed and i lost all my photos and programmes etc, dont want this to happen again...thanks for help
also i was bought a web cam its a ade-13mp+ advent
i cant seem to get it working with windows messenger.... anyhelp would be gratefully recieved with this matter

  skidzy 06:52 21 Sep 2007

Firstly get yourself Acronis TI 10 for the backup's

Acronis TI 10 click here

This is money well spent.

The webcam and windows messenger !

Dump windows messenger and download Windows Live Messenger click here

Also make sure you have loaded the webcam software.

  Technotiger 07:58 21 Sep 2007

Don't like to 'over-ride' my Mate skidzy, but personally I always advise to steer clear of Window Messenger/Windows Live Messenger, and use Skype instead which IMHO is very much better.

click here

  Technotiger 07:59 21 Sep 2007

PS - but I most certainly agree with Acronis True Image for your backups.

  skidzy 16:57 21 Sep 2007

Hi Techno...flattery will get your everywhere my friend. :-)))

Windows Live Messenger is the updated version from MSN and not to be confused with Windows messenger that can be a hole for spammers etc.


To stop Windows messenger from running:

Start / Run and type

and enter

Scroll through the services till you find Messenger and disable this.

Then download Windows Live Messenger from click here and install.
Load your webcam software and try again.

  Quiet Life 17:22 21 Sep 2007

Fit a second harddrive and download XXclone from here click here It is free and works. You can back up the whole of your C drive by cloning to another drive which XXclone will make bootable and you can then test to see it is all OK and know that you can carry on if your first drive fails.

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