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I have been told by my isp's tech guy that I probably have a dns error and will have to reload Win 98 -but that's a whole other problem. On my way to dealing with that issue, I ran into a backup error. I have a fairly new external 30 gig hard drive and
I was going to use that to backup my 6 gig and 10 gig internal hard drives.

Here's the problem - about halfway through the backup, I got an error message which said: "This media is part of the current backup and cannot be overwritten. Please insert another media to continue". Well, I had no idea what this was about because I had checked to backup my c & d drives to my g drive - so the g drive should not have been part of the backup process. Anyway, I inserted a CDRW in the E drive to see if that would solve the problem and clicked on "ok". Well, it wasn't ok - just kept getting the same message and finally had to cancel the backup to get rid of the error screen. I checked the backup log and found this under error: c:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\outcmd.dat - busy

What should I have done?

Part 2 - Assuming sometime in this century I'm able to backup successfully, if I reformat my c drive and reload Win98 - how do I restore without importing what was wrong in the first place?

Can I restore all but the windows folder? I'm a real neophyte at this tech stuff - so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
 
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