Various Dopers seem quite knowledgeable about these sorts of things, so I thought I’d give this a try:
I believe there exists a WinXP utility similar to the Win98 Microsoft Backup utility. But I’ve been told by one source that this is only available with XP-Pro. Is there any way to get this for XP-Home without upgrading to XP-Pro (I don’t have much interest in other XP-Pro features)? And is this the right way to do file backups in XP?
On rare occasions, I need to boot my machine into DOS. I figured out how to make a bootable CD (a bit of a struggle for us non-power-users) and how to create a dual-boot setup with BootMagic. What I haven’t been able to figure out is how to make a partition that is “visible” both to DOS and to WinXP. I know it would have to be FAT, and I’ve created a 100Mb FAT partition, but only XP can see it. Does it have to be “close” to the DOS partition to be visible? Is there some trick I’m missing here?
Many thanks for whatever help you can provide.