Flash drive I have.
I just don't know what to put on that flash drive to boot the laptop with
All the recovery stuff I found says it requires the XP CD. I don't necessarily need to fix XP right now as much as access the files off the HD.
Any suggestions for a tiny OS I can load onto a flash drive to boot an XP laptop and allow me to access files off the HD? I'm guessing some flavor of Linux is going to be the answer.