Hard drives can crash anytime, so do file backups on your important documents or photos. I know your have some personal documents that you want to keep, photos are also important to many of us, they are our memories, don’t wait until the last minute that your computer can not boot up and you start to worry.
Backing up files into CD/DVD is easy, it does not require a lot of skills, everyone can do it, I am sure if you have computer at home, you would have some blank CD sitting at home also. Luckily, Windows XP has a simple built-in function to record files.
Just follow these simple steps to backup your files:
Prepare your files for backup, group them in folders, you can save them into your desktop or your “My Documents” folder, or even in your C drive.
Insert a blank CD, normally says CD-R to the CD drive.
Now double click on “My Computer” and you will see the Devices with Removable Storage.
Drag the files or folders you want to backup and drop into the CD Drive. Now you have files saved into the CD Drive waiting to be written. You need to tell the system to write them to the blank CD.
Double click the CD Drive to open it, from the left side of the opening window, you will see “CD Writing Tasks”, click on “Write these files to CD”. It will write the files to the blank CD and stays there forever.