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I am trying to download my drive C into a portable drive 160GB and it won't go past what is called a pagefile.sys I have a windows xp

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You should copy all of the created files, not the programs. Windows and other programs, once installed, are spread all over the hard drive, not just in the program folder in Program Files. This link is to a site for free disk cloning, imaging and backup programs that might be what you are looking for. Also, if you are looking for a backup service, Carbonite.com is very secure and easy.

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