Originally posted by cooky560
thx, but i have too much data on c:\ that i need, even if i zip it all, i wont have enough cds to back it up!
Then go buy some more cd's. Seriously, whats worse, spending a few $ on some cdr's or losing all your data. If its data you need then it shouldnt even be something you have to think about.
Once you've backed up everything, work out how much space you need for just windows and programs. Then when you reinstall create a partition a few gb larger than that and another for your documents and music files etc.
That way if you have to do an emergency reinstall at a later time you wont have to back it all up to cd again....
However, i still reccomend reguarly backing up all your important data to cd incase a drive fails.