I seem to come back to this at times, but I am not really into this sort of Frankenstaining my machines. Turn on and run, and I am happy (I lucked out on this whole C64 thing....) SO I have this old laptop that needed some surgery. It's fine now, and turns on, but doe not boot into Windows. I have a reboot disc, no dice. But since it's been out of commission for a while, it has since been replaced, so I can play with it. The problem really is Can I just grab a version of Linux, and how do I get it on there? I found an article that suggested putting Linux Mint on a USB stick (got plenty) and I presume to keep using it? Or should I try to find in the non-cooperative machine some sort of factory reset? The few things that it lets me do lead me to believe I could salvage it for some use!