Back up on WD 250G external hard dr

Hewlett-packard / ??
February 25, 2009 at 18:40:48
Specs: Windows Vista, 2.4gb
I'm kinda new at this computer stuff, but need to know how to perform a back up using my WD 250G hard drive. When I try to back it up, it gives me an error and tells me to use checkdisk to correct the problem. Anyone know what the fix is? I believe I'm running the HD on fats, does it need to be formatted to ntfs? Thanks for the help.

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February 26, 2009 at 06:43:08
If it's telling you to run chkdsk then that's what you need to do - go into 'My Computer', right click the drive, select 'properties' then 'tools' and then 'error checking'. In Vista it's better to have the drive formatted as NTFS - it's done using the 'run' command - do a Google for 'Vista FAT to NTFS' for instructions.

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