Hi all, (Windows 98 se.) Re-backing up, I know how to copy to disk, but I dont understand "backing up" on my computer. Does it do it automatically ? if so , how can I check that it is doing it? or do I have to programme it to do so? and if so, How?. Much obliged for any help. Blackpat.
Maybe blackpat's PC came with the OS already installed, as mine did (XP from PC World) wich doesn't come with an OS cd but only a system recovery disc which doesn't have the backup on it, I think it's a bit of a con.
I was clicking the wrong URL Duh !! Anyway I eventually got to the "System tools box" and the "Backup box is ticked and it says (5.2 MB). Below it says ( Programme to backup and save data and files.supports backup to floppy and tape drives). Does this mean I have it installed? and does it "save" automatically?. Do I need to do anything? Thanks for your help. Blackpat.
I have a cd burner, do I have to copy things like "my docs" ect seperately or could I copy a whole lot of things at once? About a partion on my hard disk, how do I do that? Sorry, I am not very computer literate. Thanks for your help. Blackpat. PS. Good luck Spark6
How your backup works depends on the software you are using to backup:
If you have Nero (you can get a trial from here:click here go to downloads.). or Easy CD Creator click here
with one of these you can copy to a cd whole directories and anything else by selecting what you want copied before burning.
I use Norton ghost myself which backs the whole disk or partition (5 cd's)and I can restore whatever I require from this; but for individual file restore you need ghost installed on the target system. system restore can be done from a floppy or ghost itself.
To partition your hard disk you will need Partition magic : click here or something simular
If you use Easy CD or Nero you could use Direct CD or INCD (Incd not to good) to drag and drop files and/or directories to a CD once you have formatted it (with Direct CD or INCD) but to make the CD readable, on any other system, after you have finished burning you will have to finalise the CD which will mean you cannot write on it again.