There are many other ways to get your files out.
-> Are you writing you don't backup?
-> Except in an emergency?
My laptop was running fine until someone stepped on a USB connector that had something plugged into it, causing the USB ports to become very bent. Then, whenever I tried to move files around, the computer would freeze up. Now, Windows won't even start without freezing. I've used a LiveCD of Linux to make disc images of everything I need off it, but neither Linux nor Windows will move the files to removable media. What should I do? I have Windows 98 SE.