Right I have decided not to take chances any more and to back up my files and stuff......I am running XP home edition........ and cant seem to find a backup programme........I know advice elsewhere is to search for it on the CDROM but I didnt get one with this machine when I bought it.
I cant simply drag things onto a CD I burn - cos when I try that from my documents it tells me some files are shared with others and wont let me.......or is there some cheapish software I can buy or download that will help me......
I would strongly recommend an external Hard Drive, connected via USB port. Use say a 40GB drive partitioned into multiple partitions. You can use 1 partition for all your data files which can be backed up daily as & when they change. Using Acronis True Image you can use the other partition for your system files, backing up wekkly or monthly as you wish. I have used this approach for a few years, and it has saved my bacon on more than one occasion when the machine has thrown a wobbly; i.e a HDD failure, or most recently a motherboard failure. Acronis True Image is a very reliable & easy to use program
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