By the subject line it might sound as if this should be in the Windows OS forums, but my question regards using Linux. Very recently one of the System 32 files got corrupted, so now I can't boot up at all. I have been told how to fix it, and know how, but I can't seem to get the right CD from anyone near me. So I'm trying to make a backup plan. I have some important files that I would rather not lose, so just reformatting is out of the picture for now. But someone suggested to my brother that I load Linux onto the computer, then backup the files, and then reformat. My questions to you all are: Will this work? and What Linux OS would work best for my predicament? Everything on the computer works...except for the Win XP OS. All the space on my hard drive is partitioned in NTSF, also. I was reading one of the stickies, and it said it works better in FAT32, so I hope this isn't too much of a problem. Like I said though, I just need it to work well enough for me to burn some files to a cd, and that is it. Any and all help is completely appreciated.