Go to Start –> All Programs (or Programs for Windows 2000) –> Accessories –> System Tools –> Backup.
Click the Advanced Mode link.
Click the Backup tab.
Check the box beside System State.
Check the box beside any other files, directories, or drives you would also like to back up.
For Backup destination, select either File or Tape depending on where you want to back up the data to.
For Backup media or file name, type either the name of a file or select the tape to save the backup to.
Click the Start Backup button twice.