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PAGING FILE ERROR ON HARD DISK DRIVE

Windows Vista claim isn't enough disk space on hard drive due to back up was created on hard drive in D;\. at time i did a first back up i put back up files on D:\ which i didn't know that wasn't suppose to do a back up on that hard drive. is there anyway where error can be removed from D:\ and have back up files put on a portable hard drive instead. ho w would i go about installing back up files on a portable hard drive ? i would like to know if a flash drive could be used for back ups,HP manual says i should use a flash drive when doing microsoft back ups.

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You don't install backup files; they're just files.

What you want to do is back up files to a portable hard drive. Then you want to find the backup files on your D drive and delete them.

The biggest commonly available flash drive is 8gb. That's enough to back up your word processing documents and such, but not enough to back up your entire computer. It's may not even be enough room to back up just your music files.

A 1tb external hard drive runs less than $150 now, mail order, delivered.

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