Help! How do I do backups with Windows 2000?

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Streaker

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I have Windows 2000 and I wanted to use the backup wizard to allow me to do routine backups to my cd-r/rw drive. I follow all the instructions but when I am asked to select a location to backup to (my cd-r/rw drive) it doesn't allow me to. What am I doing wrong? I was hoping that I wouldn't have to download another program but perhaps I have no choice? The Windows 2000 backup doesn't seem to work. Any suggestions? Is there a good software package out there that is better? Is there a way to get the Windows 2000 backup software to work?

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Streaker

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Well that is too bad. It looks like they lied saying that it could do it when it really can't?!

Any suggestion for a alternative good (free is preferred) backup program?
 
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it's a bit of a pain, but what's wrong with the 2 step backup?

backup to hdd
burn to cd
 

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I had an aquaintance once set up the backup system for me. I am not sure how to do it. What I do is open "my computer" and go to the cd-rom drive that has the backup disc in it, then I open up my documents where a "backup" file was created and open it up. Then I drag the copies of my programs from the backup file in "my documents" to the Cd-rom drive and it copies them onto the RW disc.

However, I notice that sometimes I have copies of copies, and sometimes afterwards, it tells me the computer can't read "drive D" to start up properly. I suspect very strongly that I am not going about this the right way. I have tried to find a "How to backup for dummies" or other similiar book but haven't found any. I think that there must be an easier no nonsense way. Is there one?

I will check those links when I get a few moments.
 
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