Reformat, Restore, & Backup
Posted on 2000-04-01
My system has become somewhat flaky & I want to restore it from the original disks. This has probably occured from all the software I have downloaded, installed then either deleted (most cases) or kept. By the way the best thing for this I did was to put an msconfig and add/delete icon on my taskbar. Intermittant modem problems, lock ups, loss of wave file device (which I cannot seem to restore correctly even with my restore disks), conflicts. I've got an Iomega 100 Mb ZIP disks with about 15 disks & comes with a backup program. What I want to know is how do I do a partial backup and make sure I keep my important stuff. That being, all my windows update, IE 5.5, & programs. The thing I'd MOST like to make sure I do is keep my desktop setup the way it is, with all the buttons on the taskbar, systray the same, etc. When I do the restore after I have reinstalled will it do this?
I have a 6 Gig hard drive about half full but I'm going to try to get everything I want on my 15 disks. Hewlett Packard 4455, 96 Meg Ram, 400 mhz Pent II.
Can you explain briefly how to create a system image so I can return to my format configuration so that I may not have to do this again.