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Unable to back-up windows XP

We just bought a netbook Advent 4211c. The instructions state that you should back-up windows xp before you use the computer as there is no disc drive. We have tried both a USB stick and an SD card but it kept telling us there was an error. Have you heard of this before?

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  • apcoal Mar 28, 2009

    I also have the same problem. The manual states it should work so surely some knowledgable person knows how to solve this using a USB as the accompanying manual stipulates.

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YOU CAN USE AN EXTERNAL HARD DISK DRIVE FOR DO IT ALSO VIA USB OR FIREWIRE WAY
IF YOU USE A PEN DRIVE IT DOSN'T FUNCTION ALSO WITH MICRO SD BECAUSE THE OPERATING SYSTEM SEES A MASS MEMORY DEVICE CONNECTED TO PC - I HOPE YOU
CAN USE GOOD THIS MY THINK BY DELFO

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