First, you should not be using floppies to back up a computer. That pagefile.sys file is several hundred megabytes, so you'd be up all night putting diskettes in. LOL!!!
Do you have a CD-RW drive? What system model?
Please post back and let me know if you need more help.
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Ok, now that you've given a couple more details, let me explain.
You cannot copy the page file under these circumstances. This is a dynamic file, changing size and content constantly. What you want to do is a great idea, but you'll need software to "clone" the entire drive. Acronis True Image is one program that can do this, as can Ghost, Casper XP, and many others.
If this system is pretty new, you have a utility called PC Restore for restoring the entire drive image exactly as shipped. With enough savvy, you can actually back up the restore partition and save it to restore your system.
I'm not sure if it was or not. You can't copy it because it using the file to copy? Ain't that a mind bender. Any suggestions?
Hi! setthehook here. Sorry I could not follow those directions. Like I said I am computer challenged.
But I sure appreciate your help!
Okie doke! I appreciate it! Sorry I am so computer ignorant or I would have been able to follow your directions.