dickiemint5 wrote:I shall have to take time to learn how to make a simple ubuntu cd with at least Clamtk, so that I can virus check an OS without running same.
While doing so might be a good exercise from an educational point of view, in terms of what you are looking for, its a lot of unnecessary work
Download and burn a copy of SystemRescueCD:
That will give you everything you need not only to scan a M$ computer for virus problems, but to remove passwords, back up, rescue files from a non-booting M$ operating system, etc.
Anyone who has to deal with the endless problems Windows comes up with should not be without a copy....
I often find myself amused by the fact that people who will not look at Linux often owe the continued operation of their 'superior' Windows machine to Linux.