OS>xp>sp3 : mis got corrupted somehow months ago. can't find xp cd-rom to try a repair & can't ge another one. its a custom built pc. am going to do a farstone sys restore back to the first static point. would like to do an image disk save of the entire hard drive or at least save the browers,docs, files, etc. if i save this to a usb stick, would'nt the corrupted mis be on the usb stick & still be corrupted after i restore it back? i've tried all the msoft corrupted mis solutions & none worked. could'nt try the msoft cleanup utility because it uses the mis. was told the sys restore is the only solution. also, how can i save all the emails in outlook express & a windstream email acct. before i restore? THANX for your time/help.