Hi Ingrid ~
Go to "Start".
Then "Help and Support" (Blue question mark).
Then "Performance and Maintenance".
Then "Backing up your data".
The Backup utility helps you create a copy of the information on your hard disk. In the event that the original data on your hard disk is accidentally erased or overwritten, or becomes inaccessible because of a hard disk malfunction, you can use the copy to restore your lost or damaged data."
To start Backup, click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Backup.
The Removable Storage service must be started for Backup to work properly. For more information, click Related Topics.
You can also use the Automated System Recovery Wizard in the Backup utility to help you repair your system.
For information about using Backup, click the Help menu in Backup.
Hope this helps! ~ Kathy