I don't really care about the computer itself, but have many important files on the disc drive. After some research, I downloaded and burnt a copy of a Linux OS. I was able to fire it up running on that, but once it gets to the main Linux screen everything freezes up and I am left staring at that screen... can't click on anything.
I simply want to be able to access the HDD to transfer the files to my external. Can anyone offer help?