thanks a lot man. That is helpful for the future.
I have fixed the problem already, the problem being two USB devices which were plugged in. I Loaded Knoppix and it froze at the "Initialising Periferals" bit so I check them and removed the USBs.
Works fine now, although, I will have to sort out the USB stuff.
Thanks for your help, I will be relying on this forum for the next couple of months until I can get everything sorted.