I can't book up windows xp and I don't want to reformat my hd and loose everything on my HD. I can't install a copy over the copy that I already have installed. I can't network the stupid thing for some reason either. The laptop that I'm using doesn't even have a cd-rw so I can backup the files. How do I backup the files without loosing everything on the HD? Will deleting the partitions delete the contents of the HD? Can I delete the partitions and install a copy of windows on one partition and then network the laptop back it up repartition it back to one drive and reinstall after I backup everything... I'm so fustrated. please help me out.