I cannot even count the times this CD has saved my life. For those of you who don't know what Knoppix is, it's a distro of Linux that runs 'live' off the CD - no installing needed. It's the best tool you can have for data recovery. I toasted my laptop's mobo awhile ago, went to have it serviced and they told me that if the laptop was 'totalled', I'd just get a check for a new one - but I'd never see my data again. If I wanted them to try data recovery, it'd be $100. I was able to toss the laptop drive into my father's laptop, I put in a knoppix disc, and transferred all the data to an external USB hard drive that I use. If you haven't used this before, I highly suggest you check it out.....it's just too cool.