Okay, everyone 'bangs' on about "Make sure you back up everything". Well, can someone please explain to me (in simple terms please) how I do this. I can backup the registry, but how do I backup everything on my hard drive to regain it in the event of a major crash or to reload choice items on a new PC? I have a CD rewriter and plenty of CD-RW disks, but it seems like it would take a lot of disks to back up my hard drive, the contents of which at present is 20Gb+! This is nothing urgent or pressing, but I would be interested to know what to do when I decide to 'go for it'. I have over 4 years of junk cluttering up my machine and I'm tempted to use the recovery disk provided by Evesham and start over again, keeping only those items I really want. The system is AMD Athlon 1000 with OS Me w/528Ram and 30Gb HDD. Thanks for nay comments. Casey
Casey said Everything I beleive I am right insaying that only documents that is thing you have created like tects letter images. There is no point in backing programs because I understand[tell me I misunderstood if I have] that bits of programs go here there and every where and if your primary drive goes down- it is better to reinstall clean from your program disks [If you have them]
your documents and anything else, utilities/drivers that have any value to you. Remember, the less sites you have to visit to update your computer after a reinstall the quicker the reinstall will be. A decent CD burning suite (and there are a lot) will manage a backup job painlessly, it's a basic funtion of a CD burner after all.In my experience, for what is worth, the one thing to know in computing is backup, backup,backup If you do have a crash you will be glad you did!