Okay, I am running Windows XP, on a Dell Mini Laptop. Thing sucks for hardware, but that's beside the point. Okay, for the past week, I've been having issues with the laptop's memory. If I have a few windows open of any program, then close out, it seems to not close the memory the program was using, because after a few programs are running, such as Python, Firefox, and iTunes (pretty much all I use), it starts telling me that I'm out of memory. So last night, I was using the laptop, and it had been on practically all day, and I had been opening and closing several applications, so the memory was being used up a lot. At the end of the night, all I had remaining was Internet Explorer. I was on GMail, and it decided to close itself. >.< I tried opening it back up, it kept saying it was out of memory. I gave up, turned it off, and put it away for the night. This morning, I tried booting it, and it froze at the BIOS screen, about 2/3's of the way through loading. So I rebooted, and it went through the BIOS, but it was stuck at a black screen, with a flashing underscore. It stayed there until I ctrl-alt-del. It rebooted, and did the same. I have DSL on a flash drive, but I can't seem to get it to boot from it. Anyways, does anyone have any idea what I can do for this? If not, I'd at least like to figure out how to get Damn Small Linux running from the flash drive so I can transfer all my files to a different computer. I'm not a complete noob at linux, but can't get it booted. Thanks in advance for any help!