If you are trying to keep your installation of XP operable backing it up isn't what will work. Backups are just to save data.
If you mean can you backup your data and then transfer it to a new XP install - yes you can.
If you just want to clone the drive with XP on it (including all data) -What you can do is image the drive XP is on and then place that image on the second partition on the newly formatted drive you installed Win 98 on.
Norton Ghost, Digital Dolly or some similar program must be used to accomplish that. (Digital Dolly is freeware)
Digital Dolly is a program that can clone (copy) drives to drives, drives to files, files to drives, or files to files. It is similar to the Symantec product known as Ghost. Digital Dolly can also clone entire disk partitions in block-wise fashion. Dolly can be used to clone the operating system of a computer to another drive.
When Dolly is used in a network, the server (or other designated computer called the master) sends data to one or more client machines. The clients store the data on their hard drives. A server can clone data to all the clients in a network. Alternatively, clients can send the data to other clients, and the process can continue until the data has been cloned to as many machines as desired. Dolly can be used to back up or restore hard drive partitions, as well as to back up, restore, or archive data. Dolly can be run from a bootable CD-ROM in the event of corruption of the original data on the hard drive.
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Edited by Enthusiast, 18 April 2006 - 04:53 AM.