Q1: i reinstalled xp home i had to use my friends dell xp system cd with my own compaq xp home cd key. i have had no os related problems. when i did it left a thing in the start menu to the dell website. i am unable to delete it from the start menu. as u can see in the pic there is no option to delete it. not sure how my ftp will work to view the picture but all the info for the ftp is in the link. Q2: i have a divx counter-strike skills movie that takes up about 300mb of disk space. the problem is it says that the file is in use but its not. i have rebooted my computer but sill says its in use. i am unable to delete it. i have 12 critical system processes running that cant be shut off and still cant delete it. EDIT: got it to delete, i am a 1337 h4x0r now Open up Notepad and type del "filename.avi" then save the file as watever.bat - then run this bat file and it should delete the file. Q3: how large of a partion should i create when i install mandrake. i am useing the 3 iso cds to install. to my knowledge mandrake lets u make a partion when u install it, is this correct or do i need like partion magic or other thing to do it. if anyone can help with any of my questions thanks so much.