When I first got my laptop it was supposed to allow me to save the start up hardware, so if I have a crash, I can re install the startup stuff.
It kept getting stuck and freezing! To this day I've never backed up anything because it's such a pain in the butt. which is why I'm looking for one of those portable drives to save all my photos.
There are only two rules at my house: House rule #1. Cats rule. House rule #2. See rule #1.