Ok i have a laptop but its done the hard drive has lived a long life but I think its done, but I need to back it up before I reinstall XP on, but once I turn on the laptop it stays on the dos like screen right before it start to load the OP system with that white blanking cursor. How can I back up if I can't get on it. Someone please help.....please. This was my moms old laptop and since my Dad didn't back it up once they 1st gave it to me im gonna suffer if I can't get her shit off there. Please help me in any way.