I have discovered the hard way that if you turn off the restore feature and then turn it back on again - you lose all the past history restore points and have to start again.
Is it possible to save the restore information to a back-up file on another drive - then if you lose the restore points, replace the new file(s) to be able to get the old restore points safely back again.
If you are running Windows XP Home Edition, Backup does not appear when you load the cd. You can get backup from the cd as follows. Put the cd in go to start/run type valueadd\msft\ntbackup enter then double click ntbackup.msi That will give you the backup program you need.
I was not too clear in my question. I regularly back-up all my data files onto a DVD-RAM disc - but not the whole hard disc because I have original CD's of all my software and a full daily back-up of the whole computer would take too long.
All I want to do - if possible - is take a copy of the Windows XP restore file(s)in case I ever lose my restore points again. I have a feeling that it may not be possible - but someone out there may have cracked it.