Learn how to backup your Windows XP computer quickly. This is a down and dirty full system backup. This will allow you to restore everything on your system if you had a system crash.
Click Start -> Run -> type in, with out the quotes, "ntbackup.exe" .
Click on Backup Wizard and then "Next".
Select the radio button "Backup everything on this computer" and click "Next".
Choose a location where you will save your backup.
Type in a name of your backup that you will recognize and click "Next".
Click "Finish" and your backup will begin.
It will complete and provide you a report of the backup.
Click "Close" and your backup is complete.
Make sure the location you are backing up to has enough storage space to backup your entire computer.
You will have to be certain you won't have to turn off your computer during the backup.
Full System backups can take extended amounts of time depending on how much data you have to backup so be prepared.