I read with interest the recent comments re:32 or 64bit OS, and have to agree that I am very pleased with my new 64bit machine.One thing however is that I am having trouble finding a portable external hard drive to back-up my OS. I have tried a number of manafacturers but without success.
Thanks for the response ened. I have visited the Seagate website where it states that the Vista 64bit OS is not supported by their software in the UK. This is why I have a problem In Vista Ultimate (the version I have) it has a back-up facility and the external hard drives I have tried will back-up the OS without the HD software supplied but I cannot then retrieve it from the F8 boot-up option or,in normal mode.Luckily I have tried this prior to my system crashing otherwise,I would be in real trouble.
Thanks ened and sorry for my misunderstanding I thought you had XP not Vista. As for your most recent response - if I do as you suggest and then my hard drive fails will I be able to use the Raid mirror image to boot my system?
I have purchased Acronis True Image Home 2009 to solve my back-up problem. Advantage being storage can be CD-r/RW DVD-R/RW discs. Acronis has a very good reputation and seems easy to install and use. (I hope!)
Thanks to you both for your suggestions. I have to say that you have increased my knowledge and am on my way to buy the Acronis back-up as 'teaboy'suggests. If you do not hear from me again you will know it has been successful.
Many thanks ened and teaboy
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