Thanks for the tips guys. I have already had a go at Slcakware 10 and I had nothing but trouble with it so I went to the Fedora Core 3. Much better except for the dual boot prob. Tried Mepis 2004.06 live CD last night and nothing seemed to work when I tried to use it. It didn't seem to detect my hardware. So anyway, I am back to square one. I would certainly try Knoppix as that does work off of the CD and doesn't have to be installed to use, right? if it would allow me to get into XP to fix the dual boot issue. Do I even need another system in order to fix the dual boot issue?????? Can't I do it thru grub.conf??????