My mother purchased an IBM Aptiva from Circuit City about 4 yrs ago (open box). She states she was given no backup discs with the PC (she didn't know any better). She ran ScanDisk a week ago - which somehow corrupted or erased some essention Win95 files. Tried putting "undo" diskettes in A, but they read "unreadable". Her computer won't even open Win95 in safe mode. Opens to a "C" prompt, but won't allow a "dir" or read from any other drive. My problem is that I have NO Win95 discs (as my newer computers were loaded with Win98 or WinME). Ordinarily, I'd scrap everything and use the restore CD to replace the original contents of the PC -- but of course, she says she never received ANY discs. Otherwise, the PC is like new, has a 3.2 GB harddrive and is fast enough for her needs...so I'd like to salvage. 1) Can I find any IBM restore discs (I'm also emailing them, but you know how long that'll take). 2) About how much will a "repair" like this cost for a "pro" (who MAY have access to restore discs) to do? 3) Can I create an "Oops" (aka "Emergency" disc) on my laptop (which runs WinXP) that will boot up HER PC??? Remember...Win95 was BEFORE the "Backup" utility or "System Restore"...unfortunately. And NO, being "my mother" she has NOT run a backup - but assures me there is nothing on the PC that she can't live without in the event that I have to reformat everything. Any assistance would be appreciated. I'm sure all of you out there with "Moms who own PCs" will understand my dilema. They know just about everything out there that has no relevence to our lives at all, yet they won't read their computer manuals.