SPECS: AMD 2800+ NF7-S MB v.1.1 1GB ram ATI 9700 pro NEC DVD-RW Yamaha CD-RW Primary Drive= Maxtor 200GB C:\ windows xp 25GB (NTFS) D:\ misc 55GB (NTFS) E:\ misc 55GB (NTFS) F:\ Linux 55GB Slave Drive= Fireball 30GB G:\ misc (NTFS) Internet= ADSL, i.e. DHCP Ok my first mistake was to install linux for the first time @ 0200. I have WIndows XP pro on my C: dirve and installed SUSE 9.1 pro on my F: (same hard drive). I goofed with the partitioning and now am not able to boot from Windows. Get a missing Hal.dll error. I am able to boot from Linux just fine and am able to access all my partitions. When I've tried to access the Windows partition from the boot disk (repair mode). It does not recognize the partitions any longer. Shows up as 135GB of unpartitioned space... First question; How do I recover my Windows partitions? Without loosing my data. Second; How do I fix the Windows boot? Third; How do I set up the internet connection from the SUSE 9.1 install. I am currently using the SUSE 9.3 Live disk and it set everything up automatically. P.S. Knoppix is also able to recognize my internet connection. Fourth; Should I continue to use SUSE or try something else. I had a copy of SUSE 9.1 pro eval DVD on hand and decided to try it. SHOULD HAVE READ ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS FIRST!!! My main concern is my wife. I'm tired of using Windows and want something that will be easy for her to use. She's not very computer savy, though she's a good learner. Any ideas/suggestions? P.S. I tried doing a search for this issue and could find nothing, if it has already been covered, please post the thread link, thanks.