Thanks, I've found that tutorial, but having tried using the XP Backup system it does not work as shown in it.
If you want to do a "Full Backup" "All information on this Computer" using the Wizard you get a message to say file can't be made.
I have found that if you go into the Advanced mode you can create a "Full Backup"
That is what I wanted to discuss/seek advise about
Ok - you want to do a complete system back up and possibly create a system recovery disk. I haven't done this in XP but have with Windows 7 using an external hard drive for storage. This article about the advanced mode back up may be of use to you.