HOW DO I COPY OR BACK UP C DRIVE WITHOUT COMP COMPLAINING

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    jim davis

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    HI FOLKS :)

    well this is cool, a forum for folks who want to stay xp and not learn a new computer every 3 years.

    I am trying to copy my c drive only to a 32 GB flash drive for safe keeping, but keep getting a window while copy in process that says such and such a file in use, close file and try again, file was called "file page" or something :eek::eek:

    Also i tried using the back up utility to a flash drive but it wanted to copy all my documents too, so i canceled the back up utility.

    could this be a bug????

    thanks for help, and thanks for forum, great idea,

    Dr, Dave :D
     
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    Elizabeth23

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    you can boot to hiren's boot disc or any other boot disc and then copy your c drive as it will be unmounted.

    but you will not be able to boot to a flash with just the c drive copied, you have to create a bootable image in order to restore you c drive just as it is.
     
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    truly
    thank you Elizabeth,
    but i have no idea what your talking about.
    I just want a copy of the c drive program, so i can rip out the disk drive and put in another but younger used one, in case original get plunked in the trade over.
    un mounted??? boot to anywhere ???? hieroglyphics:eek::eek::eek::eek: to me

    all over net i read folks copy their hard drive to a flash drive
    why not me

    I already copied "Doc's, all 12 gb,,,,,, just want copy of hard drive
    and i am sorry, I do try to make time to learn all this stuff, but i am just not mentally equipped to go there, these are just facts.
    not trying to drive any one batty :confused::confused:
     
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    Elizabeth23

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    they are not doing a copy they are transferring an image or cloning. read below and you can see several free programs , check out a few the best is acronis and it comes free with certain hard drives.

    https://www.google.com/#q=free+cloning+programs+for+xp

    after reading, check back, there are several with pictures and easy explanations, :)
     
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    Thank you Elizabeth
    As I get this, one can not copy and paste a xp program and must make a image instead
    and transfer that to a CD R only??????

    Any case, thanks again but I must back burner this for a day or 20, as I must fix my inability to simply copy a file disk issue, as when I choose anything to copy to a CDR, my machine says there is no clean disk in dvd cdr burner tray and will post same question else where here.

    sorry again I took so long getting back here and thanks for all you do to help folks.
     
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    you can copy files but NOT programs, an image will copy files and programs and system.\\

    you can copy to a cdr or a cdrw or a flash drive.

    check my reply to your other post. :)
     
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