Easy way to backup my XP system every night

  NickLovett 14:53 23 Feb 2004

I want to back up my PC every other 3 or 4 days.
I have a large capacity USB2.0 external hard drive for this purpose but when I have tried to use Norton Ghost, it reboots and fails to recognise the USB2.0 hard drive. Anyone have any suggestions on the easiest way to do a complete disk copy, so if the machine does crash, I simply reboot with the external hard drive ?

Any ideas?

  jim1947 14:59 23 Feb 2004

I don't think its possible to do what you want using an external USB drive as the drivers for USB are not loaded until windows boots up. I think your best solution would be an internal second drive, partitioned if required to protect your image.

  spikeychris 15:08 23 Feb 2004

How about xxcopy, it won't reboot and its free. click here for a guide.

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