Any thing you do that is going to be fairly simple will cost you something. If I was doing what you want to do, I would look for a used parallel port tape backup drive like the Iomega Ditto drives.... or something similar. A quick check of Ebay showed at least one with two tapes for under ten dollars when I looked. Another thing you could do, is get a PCMCIA CDRW drive. Again, used ones wouldn't be too much. You don't need the newest hardware to work with that older machine.

At 01:55 PM 1/23/04, Peter Vidal wrote:
Hi list!

I need to help a friend who has a laptop at his church to project images with MS
PowerPoint only. It has Win/98 with a lot of unneeded stuff in there. It is
giving a lot of trouble at this time. I told him about initialize the HD and
replace the OS. The only trouble we have is that it only has a CD reader and a
floppy drive 3.5. How can I do a backup of all his user data without be
involved in any extra cost?


Obviously, I just have five floppies in a little box somewhere...

Ready to receive advices...

Best regards and a much better weekend for all!
Peter Vidal

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