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How to back up hard drive

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I think my Hard drive may be on its way out - getting messages on start up after automatic chkdsc about master critical table.

If I buy an external hard drive how do I back up my hard drive and how do I know what files are important and therefore need to be transferred?

Also, if my current hard drive bites the dust, would I be able to use the computer provided that the correct files had been transferred to an external hard drive?

Edited by monkaymagic, 08 June 2009 - 04:59 PM.

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Two options:
1. Buy new hard drive right now (recommended); it'll come with cloning program, which will allow you to transfer everything from old drive to new drive.
2. Image your current drive now, so in case of coming disaster, you have a fresh copy:
Acronis True Image: http://www.acronis.com/ - not free, but the best

Free alternatives:
- DriveImage XML: http://www.runtime.o...veimage-xml.htm
- SelfImage: http://www.excelcia....N...icle&sid=21
- Macrium Reflect: http://www.macrium.com/ReflectFree.asp
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