Here is what I'm thinking. It doesn't seem to me that I can copy the entire laptop (C Drive) onto my external drive (I'll just call it E) while I'm actually running windows, since some of the files would be in use. So I made an MS-Dos boot disk (floppy disk in drive A). I changed the boot sequence in the bios, but when I boot with the floppy (A drive), I cannot access drive C. I'm not sure how to get the dos commands I need so I can access drive C.
I'm thinking of using dos commands to copy my entire C drive to my E drive (which should work), but I'm not sure about disk partitions, etc.
The end goal for me is this: I would like to be able to boot up using a "clone" of my C drive on my external drive E, so I can still have access to everything on my C Drive for a while (like email, etc.). This is so I can wipe out my C drive and start over without interrupting my work.
Maybe I'm going down the wrong trail? Any suggestions?
Edited by POUYE, 22 January 2006 - 06:14 PM.