How-To Full System Backup Win/98/ME
Posted on 2002-04-10
Would like to get a simple, straight-forward approach for doing a full system
backup of my two systems, one Win/98 and one Win/ME....and then restore.
Want to be able to backup a good system environment and then later (hopefully never)
reformat the hard drive and then restore the complete system from the backup.
I know it can be done, but my attempts have left me worried that I am missing stuff.
I got "file is busy" error messages while trying to use MS-Backup.
Is there a good third-party tool?
I have one CD-RW on one system.
I have 100MB Zip drives on both systems.
Can I boot from a floppy disk and Zip disk setup?
Can I restore from a CD that I wrote?
I know I have to stop all background processes.
And also disconnect from the network, right?
Are there other things I need to watch for?
Are there other tips and tricks?
Yes, I know, I should have done this a long, long time ago.
But as the old saying goes...."The cobbler's children have no shoes..."
I plead guilty. Trying to save what little computer pride I have left.
A virulent virus nailed one system and would not clean up.
So.....I had to get the operating system rebuilt and now I am re-installing software packages
and re-configuring stuff. A real pain.
Thanks in advance,