I am getting the famous NTLDR missing message with Windows XP. I think there are a lot of damaged files on the C drive from a messy erase. In any case, I don't really care if I get that computer going, but I WOULD like to get my files. I thought I could just put a memory stick in and use DOS to copy my files to it. I have a very basic understanding of DOS. However, when I go into the repair mode and use DOS, I get "access denied" on just about everything. The computer also has two drives. Can I reinstall XP on the OTHER drive and get Windows running just to save my files? Any suggestions would be helpful. I am a real hick when it comes to stuff like this so assume I am an ***** who needs basic help.