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:rolleyes: when i try to backup my settings & documents to cd/r it shows at the bottom file window saying backup. i clicked to start the procedure & says that is not the correct file name. i have to do a backup to cd/r because i have alot of files to backup that will not fit on a floppy. is there a specific file name i need to enter to proceed w/ the process. this is the pc that crashed on me earlier cause i could'nt perform this correctly.so i'm in trouble now. pc is not booting to windows because of a very large mistake i made in chkdsk procedure. i have a post on this issue. {WILL NOT BOOT TO WINDOWS}. any comments would be greatful.:mrgreen:

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ok, what program do you use to perform backup task, or you just use paste&copy?

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i used back up wizard. i'm learning a little about copy & paste. have'nt got it down pack just yet. can only do it in widows applications. my only experience w/ burning music & dvd movies. i have roxio burning software but have trouble some times trying to create a proper file name & it decines it. thats w/ any type of procedure. i'm trying to burn my data onto a cd/r disk. thanks for replying.

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you, didn't answer my question, nevertheless try simply copy your "my documents", about "my setting" are you mean settings of the windows, unfortunatelly you won't be able to backup them.

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:rolleyes: well actually i meant windows but i assume what your saying makes sense. you mean i have to have some sort of backup software to perform this procedure? i ordered that from gateway. i see what your talking about when you say copy my documents. i'll check some articles on how to do this.about my settings, i did'nt really understand that, but i'll check it out. i need to back up all my pictures & email folder content all my wifes smileys & backgrounds she bought from incredimail. i definately believe its all still there just accomplishing the task is another thing. the software i purchased when i recieve it has a program about retrieving my data from my h/d. gateway must own Emachine corp. thanks again.;)

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Hi

Try out this procedure.

Open My Computer, Navigate to C:\ > Documents and Settings.

Put in a CD-R, and if an menu appears, select "~Write files to Disk~", or again navigate to My Computer, and open up your CD Rewriter Drive.

Go back to the window, "Documents and Settings" and right-click the folder, whose name is your PC username, and select copy.

Open the window for your CD-R Drive, and right-click the empty space, and select "Paste".

On the menu to the left, select "~Write these files to disk~" (or something similar).

Regards, David

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:mrgreen: thanks DaveB, i'll give a shot. i wished i could have known this when my computer crashed. can't boot to windows. when i get to where i can get my windows to boot back i'll perform your procedure from now on. i have always wondered how to perform a proper backup. but never could accomplish it. i would like to backup email & my documents & desktop only. the other stuff does'nt matter. thanks for the reply back. maybe i can help you sometime. thanks again.;)

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