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« on: December 05, 2004, 06:02:41 AM »

I need to do a complete system reinstall. Before I do I need to backup all my data to an external data dump. In my case this has to be burned onto CD-Rs.
I tried using the Backup wizard that comes with XP. However when I  get to the destination I want to save into (D:\Backup.bkf), I get a message that says this file name does not exist, make sure that the path is correct or that you have permission to access. I am the adeministrator on the machine. When I try to change the destination path in the wizard, I am unable to delete the existing "D:\" or do anything else. My tech help at Dell says I cannot use the wizard to directly burn data to disc, that I need to burn manually using my installed Sonic software.
However when I go to Sonic, it asks me to add files. I am not sure which files I should add (there are two user accounts on this machine) in order to make sure that when I do a complete reinstall of my OS, I dont lose any of my data (music, pics,data files and downloads etc.)
What I would like is a step-by-step approach to doing a complete backup of ALL the data on my computer (including drivers etc.) I've been struggling to figure out an easy and sustainable method of backup that I can use now and in the future on a regular basis.Embarrassed

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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2004, 10:11:54 PM »

Hi mpetrodoc

Why don't you just use the Windows Backup utility.
Place the backups in your Documents then burn that to a cd.

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