I'd try Ubuntu

by R. Proffitt Moderator - 4/29/12 9:38 AM

In Reply to: Re: Bob by Tokyo Noodle

It's available for free, now and can run from CD or USB with no need to format the machine.

Example at http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/use-ubuntu-live-cd-to-backup-files-from-your-dead-windows-computer/

Usually can get on the internet and more with that.
Bob