"What are some instances where the Knoppix CD could be
used to rescue a Windows machine?
"Rankin: I've found that Knoppix has almost all
of the functionality of the Windows Recovery CD in terms of system
repair, plus a lot more. You can scan a system for viruses, back up
files from any directory on the system to removable storage like a
USB drive, and can even reset the Administrator password and edit
the registry all within Knoppix..."