Backing UP!!

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  1. preacher

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    Get it? It's the end of the year, & I have a question about backing up.....oh well. Gina would like it.

    I do have a question though. I know you can backup your system to another hard drive, or tape drive. But can you use the windows backup utility to copy your harddrive & then copy that to CD? My whole drive only has 1.57Gb space used so it would only take 3cd's. Can I do that?
     
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    preacher,

    if your hard drive is only 1.57 gigs, I would install a dvd rom and back the entire hd up on a dvd. they hold 4.3 gigs of info
     
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    That'd be nice but I only have a CD writer. After I get all the necessities redone, that may be in the future, but quite a ways in.
     
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    I think it is possible to burn the entire drive to cd's, but I have never tried it

    Let me see what I can find out

    try this site Back Up Entire Hard Drive To CD
     
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    Sorry SF all I get is that "page cannot be displayed"
     
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    strange, I was just on that site. tried again and it was dead

    I searched on Google for 'Back Up Your Hard Drive To CD' top search answer was a microsoft site which I posted
     
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    Thanx, Jamie.
     
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    Thanks guys...though the article sorta contradicted itself. It's for XP (I run 2000Pro)& states in one place that you can't backup to a CD-RW, then further down the page it says you can, but it might have meant picking certain files & not the entire HD. I know there are lots of free backup utilities out there, I'll just keep searchin'!!!
     
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    Happy New Year 2006,
    I digress a wee bit here speaking of backing up files and such. When I bought my computer, I bought a UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply). It gives me 15 minutes to shut down when the power fails, which is more than enough time. It cost about $70. and it's paid for itself more than once.
     
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    Yeah but what if ya ain't home when the lights go out?? Or is there a way to program to shut itself down?
    Guess I'll distress,...uh I mean digress here a bit too!
     

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