I bought a 500 GB external hard drive and did a full system backup. Then he told me that I need a floppy disk? After backup system restore was complete. What?

I had a scare last week and thought that my computer crashed.  In the end, everything was fine, but I decided I had to do a full backup of the system.  Bought 500 GB external hard drive.  Full backup of the system ran through the performance Wizard mode & maint.  When finished, he gave me a saying of the warning, something like "insert a diskette to run the system restore" something like that.  Does this mean that if I have a major failure which is on the external hard drive is null and avenue?  Floppy?  What is everything?

The disk is a boot disk that is used to access the backup files.

The following items may be worth a visit:

Windows XP - back up your files

How to backup easily your entire system in Windows XP

Windows XP Backup utility

For a different backup method that will include all your
programs, personal files and settings, you can
consider buying imaging software.

2011 disk Imaging Software comparative review of products

Paragon offers a free version that can be worth a try:

(FWIW... it's always a good idea to create a system)
Restore point before installing software or updates)

Free backup & Recovery (Advanced) 2011
(the name of the file to download is: br_free_advanced.msi)

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