Recently my computer got some sort of virus, and now when I try to start it, it'll make it to the Windows XP loading screen and then blue screen and restart. I have since then got a new one, which was much needed anyways, but I didn't get all of my files backed up. I have been told by my cousin, who is very good with computers, as am I, that it's possible to dual boot two versions of XP, I have the original restore CDs, so I'm set there. I'd like to do this, access and copy my files, then wipe the drive and make it into a Linux laptop. Problem is, how can I make a partition for this dual boot, WITHOUT formatting the drive and losing all my data. I've looked up some of these programs on the web, but they are all ridiculously expensive, as I'd likely only use it once. I have also been told that you can use a Linux install CD to make the partition, which I have one of (Ubuntu) but not with me currently. I do not have highspeed, so downloading something is restricted to it being less and a few Mbs. What is the best option? Thanks so much in advance.