I am at the end of my string here & am suffering from information overload. I've searched in Google, but all I seem to find is how to make a CD to reinstall XP. The problem is I have a Dell Optiplex GX270, that I bought from 123 Compute with a stripped down version of Windows XP Pro & of course it came without the XP installation disks. I have downloaded ImgBurn but to make the CD bootable I have to extract the boot data from the "Installation Disk" which I don't have. Is there not a way that I can extract the data from my Hard drive, I tried but it said that I could not save it to the C: drive, does this mean I need a 2nd Hard Drive, if so then I can always borrow my other computer's C: drive to do the deed. All I want to do is make a bootable disk to run gparted to see if we can save a friends Hard drive that Nero Express Essentials squeezed down from 20 Gig to 7 Gig when he tried to copy his old C; drive to a bigger one, but ended up with 2 small drives instead. We suspect that it was partitioned & the 2nd partition is invisible. :suspiciou Any & all help would be appreciated.