When I finally worked out what people meant by the need to 'back up' info, I bought a memory stick. At least I hope that is what it is - on package it says-1Gb USB2.0 flash drive -it is made by PNY Technologies. When I plugged it into the USB port, I got a message -no driver detected. I fiddled about with system devices without any success. Then I went onto the PNY site and while there are downloadable drivers for Windows 98SE, there was nothing for Windows ME (which I use). It did tell me to install the computer makers' operating disc (Gateway) but this is long since lost. The Gateway site was no help as pc was bought outside the US. My ?'s are - could I use the driver designed for Windows 98SE? Or, is there somewhere I can download a suitable driver from? Or, is there another solution? I am afraid of my pc giving up the ghost before I get the info off it.