Back up your files
XP has free back-up utility. Go to Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Back-up.
In windows xp home it will not be installed automatically , then you have two ways , get it from
windows backup site
or Insert the original windows xp home edition cd, and migrate to [CD Drive]:VALUEADDMSFTNTBACKUP.
Double click on Ntbackup.msi and it will start a wizard that will be installing the Back-up Utility.
After installing open the back-up or restore wizard from start menu ,then click next , select Back-up files and settings radio button then click next , click all the information in this computer on the what to back-up page , then click next , click choose a place to save your back-ups and select your external hard drive,or cd/dvd drive on the back-up type, destination ,and name page and click next , click finish on the completing the back-up or restore wizard page . After The process completes the windows backup saves copy of you files on the external drive and if you lose some data , then run the restore wizard and select restore files settings and radio button , then the wizard is self explanatory .
It is recommended to back -up your files in every ten day or ina fort night .
allows to view, backup and restore ,print out a driver list of your Windows drivers.
Before backing up run Windows Device Manager to check the conditions of all your drivers functionality.