i'm a lil nervous to be talking on here not as smart as most o' yall...lol sorry if it doesn't make sense BUT... lemme warn yall, this is an OLD computer...it has a pentium 3 processor, 80gig hard drive, 512 meg of ram, etc...the OLD STUFF! well i was trying to build a computer just to get by for next week then, this summer, i'm gonna save up and buy a nice desktop..any suggestions for a computer under a 1000 bucks?? AND... i have a linux ubuntu installer cd and i was using it live to access my, other wise, corrupt hard drive. well...it's not reading it what do i do to access the files on my hard drive. a friend told me that when reformatting, it only puts up a "note" to the computer that it can rewrite over that section. is it possible to reformat my hard drive, installing an OS on it, and recover at least SOME files??