It's in regards to backup. I'm kind of lost. I know it sounds wierd. I'm running XP Home, and it doesn't come preinstalled with the Backup utility (have to install it off the disc). Well I install it, ran it and saved the backup file on my 2nd hard drive. Well the files size is 1.32 GB and everything on my C Drive is 3.18 GB. Did it compress the 3.18 GB? The reason I am asking, is because I ran a program and it mucked up my system. Ran it 3 times, rebooted and got the same error. Something about a file in the Windows\System32\Config\System folder. I have no idea. I had system resotre points too, but they did no good. I couldn't boot into Windows OR into Safe Mode to do the restoration. I even inserted the CD and went to the recovery console and that was a waste of time. So each time I have had to reinstall everything. I just need some understanding on the Backup utility (like what all it backs up) and Automated System Recovery. Any direction to understanding and creating a successful backup would be great.