Mud Crab I here you are the expert on DD10 issues. I loaded DD10 (2160) on my XP operating system and now the only thing i can do is use my bootable CD it creates to bring up the Disk, View, Operations, Wizards, and Help menu at the top of the page. I kep it simple im only using C: drive as Primary partition/active 37.25 gig and 7 gig unallocated. all i wanted to do was back up my drive so I could get rid of 38 gig drive and add 80 gig drive in its place. i do have critical data on the drive and now it wont boot back into XP. I have the XP install disk and tried to boot off of it and was ok until i got to a point of re-install an windows said it didnt like the format it was seeing so if wanted to re-format the drive so i obviously escaped out of install because i need to be able to save the data on drive. I also ran recovery on the same XP disk but im not sure what commands I can enter to try to recover all of C:drive. I did get some errors during install as well but ignored and it seemed to get past them. What I notice now is at 1 point i had OS selector installed and activated and now its not and is telling me i cant install anymore due to lack of space required to install. whats up with that? Please help all I want is my DATA BACK! Any thoughts on how i can completely un-install DD10 and save my data?