Posted 08 April 2008 - 07:24 AM
First off, I apologize if I selected the wrong sub-forum to post this question in, but I really couldn't decide for sure which one might be the most appropriate.
I have an HP Pavilion desktop with Windows XP Home SP2. I am interested in learning more about the procedure of backing up my system to an external drive in case of computer failure. I know so little about this (in fact, not one thing), that I don't even know where to begin, or how to make an intelligent selection of hardware. I have come here seeking advice on recommended reading material, recommended external drives, and where I could purchase one, and any other advice that might be helpful to me. I have had this PC for a few years now. The time spent "tweaking" it to just the way I like it (the hundreds and hundreds of options, setting up Firefox the way I want, etc.) are more hours than I can count. My goal, if it is possible, is to have the peace of mind that if this PC ever fails, I can have it repaired, or even replaced, and then be able to make it just like this one. And, of course, all of my important data, too.
Thank you to all who take the time to reply.