Copying entire hard disk to a removeable hard disk as a backup of entire system

I am wanting to upgrade my existing Win2000 system to XP and start fresh with the installation of programs, etc on the existing drive in the machine. I would like to have the removable hard disk as a copy of the original disk in case I run into trouble and need to switch disks physically (all my business data and programs are on the existing disk).
So, how do I copy the entire disk over to the other disk, which has been fully formatted?

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Lee W, MVPConnect With a Mentor Technology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
You're best off getting a disk imaging program such as Ghost or my preference, Acronis True Imge - www.acronis.com - this will create an image on the removable disk and you can restore it if something doesn't work correctly.
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