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How do I do a complete back-up of my PC?

How do I do backups? I have not been supplied with any instructions with the unit.

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    i purchased an iomega Select Desktop Hard Drive 500GB and this came with no instructions. I formatted the DHD and then some how transfered (i think my files). Now what happens? How do i over ride changes, how do i see what i backed up?


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Backup is 2 types ,
u can use default backup method by windows provided in sytems tools,it is not useful if hdd crash
the best method is writng a DVD or cd and keep it safe place,
you must note that no hard disk wender are not giving the data warranty on your hard disk

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2. if you suspect the power supply is the culprit , you can test by using another power supply
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a power supply in the hand is worth two in the bush :-> lol

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a good strong power supply is a good investment no matter how you slice it.

I always keep any spare power supplies I get , because you can use them while your dead power supply is being RMA-ed or sent back. ,, that time gap is not fun lol


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