Don't despair, there are a number of ways!
Did you mount the drive/partition your files are in before you tried to attach them?
1st use usb key chain memory stick to copy files or burn them to CD. In knoppix you may have to mount drives/partitions and CD drive 1st.
2nd boot from winxp install disk, choose repair, fixmbr... boot to winxp. May want to google for this to feel better. I'd try to save them as above 1st.
3rd use partition magic, resize partition, make a fat partition, boot into knoppix, mount partition, copy files to fat partition, then reinstall xp but don't let it use the fat partition.
I'm sure there are others that will come to your help, good luck!
PS: I do believe that in suse 9.1 there is a problem with parted which screws up the xp partition. I also think that there is a fix; look in suse portal for suse 9.1 parted.
Last edited by snakedriver; 11-10-2004 at 07:12 AM.